Jackson raring to fight Maldonado

Jackson was allowed to compete at UFC 186 after a court in New Jersey lifted the injunction filed against him by Bellator MMA. 

Jackson will face Fabio Maldonado at the Bell Centre in Montreal and is determined to give the fans something to cheer about. 

"I'm gonna come in and do the same thing that I planned on doing anyways," he told reporters in Montreal. "I plan on coming in and putting on a very exciting fight for you guys. 

"Yes, I hope I get the victory. That’s my main objective because it’s my first fight back in the UFC, so I want the victory, but I want a very exciting fight no matter what."

Jackson also pointed out that he appreciates all the support he has received and added that he is extremely grateful to be fighting in the UFC once again. 

"This is the strangest [lead-up to a fight] that I can think of," he said. "I never went through this type of fight before. I felt like I had to fight to get here and it was a really tough fight."

Even though former hockey player Steve Bosse was set to take his place when the injunction was filed against him, Jackson revealed that he never stopped training. 

As a result of this, he feels that he is in peak form heading into the fight on Saturday. 

"I kept training just like I had a fight," he said. "My coaches wouldn't let me take time off, I kept training just like I had a fight.

"It's just stressful, I remember sometimes I wasn't focused, I had to be on the phone with attorneys and stuff like that, other than that I'm good."