Liddell sues MMA clothing company


UFC legend Chuck Liddell is trying to lay the smack down on a clothing company that allegedly sold a bunch of Iceman merchandise without Chuck's blessing.

In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Chuck explains that he allowed a company called  MMA Authentics to use his image on certain clothing items -- but ONLY if he pre-approved the designs.

However, according to the docs, Liddell discovered that MMA Authentics was selling several "novelty items" bearing Chuck's trademarks ... without first submitting their "samples or artwork" to Chuck for approval.

In the suit, Chuck doesn't specify how much cash he wants to beat out of the company -- but we're guessing it ain't gonna be cheap.

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6/24/10 4:19 AM by xcouturefan


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6/24/10 2:28 AM by vengence

they have the gladatoria shirts correct?

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6/23/10 9:15 PM by frontrowbrian

Adam and Mike are brothers .. another brother is Andy who was all american at Ohio State.   

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6/23/10 9:11 PM by SPROUT

any relation to adam disabato? I think he's out of columbus, Just curious. MMA authentic offered to sponsor me for a bjj tourney once when they first started but only offered clothes (fight shorts and such) my manager said no because there was no money offered. I was pissed, lol, free clothes are free clothes more than I had when I got there. SPROUT

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6/23/10 8:58 PM by frontrowbrian

 MMA Authentics is owned by a jaboni from Columbus, Ohio named Mike DiSabato. Here's the file on this crook: In 1996 DiSabato began working as a salesman for Nutmeg Mills, a sports apparel business. DiSabato claimed that he had an oral agreement with the firm that would have allowed him to earn $480,000 in his three years with the company, according to a lawsuit he filed against the company in 1999. In its legal response, the company said there never was such an agreement and denied that it did anything wrong. DiSabato ended up dropping the suit because the legal fees were too costly. ----------------------------------------------- In 2003, he sued Team Beans, a company he began working for in November 2001. In his suit he claimed that the novelty sports business failed to pay him proper commission for big sales he made of OSU bobblehead dolls to Donatos and stuffed bears to J.C. Penney Co. A judge dismissed DiSabato’s suit in June 2004. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DiSabato has money problems in Columbus, too. He was ordered in Franklin County Common Pleas court last month to pay Huntington National Bank nearly $1 million for defaulting on a loan toward his latest business, MMA Authentics. The bank is owed $960,730.04. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Silver Knight (Disabato's company) has to sell its products because it’s broke. Earlier this year it was placed into receivership after a court in Dallas found that DiSabato had breached a contract with Globex International, a company that helps businesses brand and promote their products. Silver Knight (Disabato's company) owes $5.3 million to Globex, according to Business First. DiSabato agreed to get license agreements in Globex’s name, the company said in its lawsuit. Instead, DiSabato used Globex’s money to get those agreements in Silver Knight’s name. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- LINK: _____________________________________________________________________ This guy is a fuckin cancer. He should be banned from MMA    

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6/23/10 8:51 PM by MMAxNate

Tmz is branching into sports. They announced an all sports oriented Tmz branch quite some time ago.

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6/23/10 8:48 PM by BoondockJOSH

why is there so many tmz freaks on here?? i thought it was a chick gossip show

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6/23/10 8:45 PM by brahmabull81

Damn good thing you dont gotta get dead now... sheesh.

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6/23/10 8:44 PM by gward armbar

chuck better watch out, MMA Authentics via 1st rd KO

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6/23/10 8:43 PM by AmericanPsychoMMA

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