Mousasi sues Fear the Fighter, Makdessi

April 24, 2015

MMA Junkie is reporting that UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi has sued clothing company Fear the Fighter and its president UFC fighter John Makdessi for unpaid sponsorship pay.  A source in the article indicates that Mousasi is owed over $25,000.

The lawsuit is filed in Canada and while it has not been disclosed, one assumes that he is seeking damages for breach of contract of the sponsorship agreement.  He claims Fear the Fighter has not paid him for his last 2 fights.  Also, Mousasi claims that other fighters are also owed money from Makdessi’s company.

Makdessi is a UFC lightweight fighting from Canada.  According to corporate records, he is the president of the clothing brand.  Makdessi is scheduled to fight Saturday at UFC 186.

Payout Perspective:

This is a first of its kind lawsuit where a fighter has sued a fighter.  Obviously, the circumstances are unique as Makdessi owns a company that sponsors fighters.  This situation actually lends itself to the argument that UFC-Reebok deal is warranted as the fighters would be guaranteed their pay.  The issue of sponsors not paying a fighter is not a new thing and the UFC sponsorship deal should help address the situation.  We shall see what is to become of this lawsuit and the reaction Makdessi may receive Saturday.

2 Responses to “Mousasi sues Fear the Fighter, Makdessi”

  1. tops E on April 25th, 2015 1:44 AM

    I feel bad for ufc fighters….low pay…small sponsorship.and they get ripped off and fight in court for what? Small money….it really the cheapie sport

  2. d on April 25th, 2015 8:26 AM

    I feel bad for tops’ foster parents.

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