U.S. representative of Fighting and Entertainment Group Mike Kogan today told MMAjunkie.com that he's spoken to FEG officials, who oversee the Japanese-based DREAM promotion, and has been assured that Goodridge will be paid "sometime this month" after a yearlong delay.
Kogan, who's worked with the promotion for three-plus years, attributed the delay to FEG's current financial distress, which has forced them to prioritize payments to fighters with pending obligations to the promotion.
Goodridge is currently in Bulgaria for another fight and could not be reached for comment. His representative remains skeptical that FEG will follow through.
"You know how many times I've heard that story?" manager Steve Ruisch asked. If it's true, I hope it's true. I just won't hold my breath."
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