Rampage broke his contract with Bellator in December, believing that he was within his rights to cancel his contract and re-sign with the UFC. He said that he was in a dispute with Bellator, who failed to respond within the requisite window that his contract specified, so he left.
After re-upping with the UFC, he was put on the docket for Montreal to fight Maldonado.
Bellator, of course, disagrees with Rampage’s take on his contract and filed suit to get a preliminary injunction barring him from fighting on April 25. Bellator claims that Rampage breached his contract when he returned to the UFC.
A decision about the injunction was expected to come from New Jersey judge Karen L. Suter on Thursday, but the judge delayed her decision until Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET, leaving the UFC 186 co-main event in limbo until then.