Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Tito Ortiz, and Juanito Ibarra settle lawsuits

The civil lawsuits involving Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Tito Ortiz, and Juanito Ibarra were scheduled to go to trial next month. However, the case will not be going to trail as the parties have come to a settlement.

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Back in 2009, Juanito Ibarra filed a lawsuit against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz and later filed a separate lawsuit against Ortiz. The lawsuits alleged that false statements were made concerning Ibarra’s management of Jackson.

Following the announcement of a settlement, all three parties released a statement via SJS Counsel, APC of Beverly Hills, California.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson:
“Juanito Ibarra and I have resolved the lawsuits that have been pending for a number of years. While we have had our differences in the past, it is all now behind us. Some things were said in the past, which I now retract and I am deeply sorry that they were said. I wish nothing but the best for Juanito in all of his future endeavors and know that he will continue to do the Lord’s work.”

Tito Ortiz:
“In 2008, I gave an interview to Punch Drunk Gamer entitled “Wherever I may roam…..I want the Title.” In that interview, I made several statements including the allegation that Juanito Ibarra was a thief who had mismanaged the finances and stolen from and taken advantage of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. I made these remarks based on what Rampage had told me. After several years in court and review of all the available records, I realize that Mr. Jackson and I were wrong. Juanito didn’t steal from or take advantage of Rampage and he didn’t mismanage Rampage’s money‑it was all accounted for. I regret the effect my words had on Juanito’s life. Juanito is a trainer and manager of superior skills and the fact is, he helped to make Rampage a champion. Anyone would be blessed to be taught by Juanito. So there is no confusion, and so the public and the MMA, boxing and sports community at large know, I retract all of the negative statements, inferences and accusations that I directed at Juanito and sincerely apologize to Juanito and his family. I am grateful to have ended my dispute with Juanito and look forward to refocusing on building a better MMA community with him.”

Juanito Ibarra:
​”I’m glad our differences have been resolved. I wish Rampage and Tito the best.”

Terms of the settlement between the three parties were not disclosed.