M-1 Global wins judgment against Vyacheslav Vasilevsky

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com

A judgment won this past Thursday in a Dutch court  awards damages to the Russia-based M-1 Global that amount to several hundred thousand euros and bars Bellator middleweight Vyacheslav Vasilevsky from fighting in Bellator or any other organization. Neither Vasilevsky or his representatives were present in court.

M-1 asserts that the middleweight has been in breach of contract for over a year and is tied to the promotion until mid-2013. Vasilevsky signed with Bellator this past November and made his promotional debut this past Friday at Bellator 61, where he advanced to the semifinals of the promotion's season-six tournament with a decision over Victor O'Donnell.

But Vasilevsky's manager, Sam Kardan, who said he and his fighter were unaware of M-1's legal action and weren't notified of it, believes M-1 does not have an enforceable contract with the fighter.

"When Bellator signed him back in November, I know at that point, the fighter requested – and I believe Bellator has done the same – requested a copy of the (M-1) contract," Kardan said. "If he was presented a contract, I'm pretty sure Bellator would not have signed him. I'm pretty positive of that. So for almost six months, [M-1 hasn't] presented any kind of contract that would state they do have an existing agreement with him."

The fighter was served notice of the pending legal action by process server.

M-1 will ask a U.S. court to uphold the judgement. Vasilevsky is a Russian national and resides in Fairfield, N.J., on a work visa.

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tags: M-1 Global   Bellator   Vyacheslav Vasilevsky   


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FRAZTV site profile image  

3/24/12 1:00 AM by FRAZTV

"...and according to Front Row Brian..."Hahahaha.If you think a degenerate lowlife scumbag like Front Row Brian has any crediblity at all - and especially when it comes to legal matters/contract situations - then you're beyond clueless.

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3/21/12 7:10 PM by DamnSevern

 not a fan of Kogan at all

smoogy site profile image  

3/21/12 6:04 PM by smoogy

 Evgeni Kogan's campaign to keep Slava, Vinny and other M-1free agents from making a living will come back to bite him in the ass, don't worry.  This latest claim is utter nonsense

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3/21/12 6:02 PM by sweepnchoke

Good for M1, that 4,000 Euro just doubled M1's working capital. I wonder what M1 will do with this new financial winfall, long live the Fink.....

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3/21/12 4:37 PM by epwar

In Soviet Russia, employer gets paid by employee.

Broady site profile image  

3/21/12 4:10 PM by Broady

Leeches, can't they just fuck off instead of hindering careers.

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3/21/12 3:52 PM by DamnSevern


KickYoNuts site profile image  

3/21/12 3:51 PM by KickYoNuts

Source http://www.mixfight.ru/news/2012/3/21/M_1_Global_vyigryvaet_sudebny_isk_u_Vyacheslava_Vasilevskogo/

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3/21/12 12:53 PM by FixedPartialArts

I hope for M1's sake Vasilevsky has a brilliant, lucrative career, and they can make a killing off him, because they aren't going to be able to sign any fighter who isn't desperate after treating people this way.And I don't think it will be anywhere near worth the risk of further damaging their reputation with fighters because I highly doubt Vasilevsky even wins this season's Bellator tourney and according to Front Row Brian, Slava no longer even had a valid contract with them.

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3/21/12 12:50 PM by KickYoNuts

My bad, it was March 25th which makes it 4,000 € less...