Dream hasn’t paid 'Bibiano' for fight five months ago

by Guilherme Cruz | source: tatame.com

TATAME called DREAM featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes this morning to know more about his return to the rings, but was surprised by an unbelievable answer. “Dream called me two days ago to offer me a fight at September 21, but I said I won’t fight until they pay me for my last fight (against Joachim Hansen)”, Bibiano told TATAME, revealing that he hasn’t been paid yet for the fight, which took place five months ago in Japan. “I have family, I have a wife and I can’t work without getting paid. I’ll only fight against when they pay me for my last fight”.

Unfortunately, this is not a new situation when it comes to Dream. In September of 2009, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza spoke with TATAME and revealed, four months after fighting Jason Miller, he hasn’t received the money yet. The same situation was reported this month, when Gary Goodridge revealed he hasn’t been paid for his fight against Gegard Mousasi, which took place last December. Stay tuned on TATAME to know more about the case.

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RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/19/10 9:30 AM by RyannVonDoom

 Takes them a while to pay from what I understand. 

whoabro site profile image  

8/19/10 9:01 AM by whoabro

Your point stands, but to be a little more fair to the UG, it's more like "We care, but we'll pirate your show anyway!"

armbarring site profile image  

8/17/10 8:04 PM by armbarring

didnt that happen to nick diaz also?

junon site profile image  

8/17/10 7:50 PM by junon

EVILYOSHIDA i think you mean.EvilMaster seems to be more of a UFC guy.

BigDummy site profile image  

8/17/10 7:41 PM by BigDummy

TTT for getting Bibiano Fernandes his damn money.

Dawkins site profile image  

8/17/10 7:03 PM by Dawkins

Very true.

BigDummy site profile image  

8/17/10 6:22 PM by BigDummy

How does Nick Diaz going back and giving DREAM another chance kill the credibility of these complaints?So Bibiano Fernandes has no credibility when he says DREAM never paid him just because Nick Diaz said the same thing and then fought for DREAM again? That is nonsense.What it does show is that DREAM has a history of not paying fighters and Nick Diaz was one of them. They may have eventually paid him to get him to fight again but it was still a problem.Bibiano Fernandes is the DREAM champ and with past complaints about DREAM not paying fighters this should be taken seriously by the fans. Which is why I don't get why everyone is basically looking the other way and still supporting DREAM when they are screwing fighters out of money.Toe 2 Toe = Pay Spencer Fisher his damn money!!!DREAM = who cares we will watch anyway???

saerbarnet site profile image  

8/17/10 5:56 PM by saerbarnet

^If it's japanese it's great.. that's how the UG rolls

BruceLeeMMAfighting site profile image  

8/17/10 5:56 PM by BruceLeeMMAfighting

That should be Nick Diaz, not Nate.If I edit my post with quotes, it will get all weird.

BruceLeeMMAfighting site profile image  

8/17/10 5:55 PM by BruceLeeMMAfighting

It's obviously not a big deal.Nate Diaz was complaining about it and then what do you know he's on the next DREAM card. That kind of kills the credibility of these complaints.