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12/30/12 3:08 PM
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AshDoherty
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Has received a legal document from Bellator this morning, signed by Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney and Legal representatives of the promotion.

Despite, Bellator being aware of a legal matter preventing me from obtaining a P-1 visa to compete in the USA, and therefore making it unable for me to fulfill certain terms of my contract, Its seems as though they are attempting to stop me from earning a living while awaiting a decision that is out of my control, and is not expected until Late April 2013.

This situation has been developing daily, since Oct 2012 with back and forth emails between myself, my management and Bellator representatives (including Bjorn, and Talent relations officer Sam Caplan, to name a few)

I would like to offer full disclosure to the MMA MEDIA. Feel free to contact me here, on my facebook.

Paul "Semtex" Daley

12/30/12 3:08 PM
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If you have any questions for Paul you can get to his Facebook by clicking here

12/30/12 3:42 PM
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Saw this, glad some one posted it Phone Post
12/30/12 5:46 PM
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It sucks, but he signed the contract...
12/30/12 5:48 PM
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quick - It sucks, but he signed the contract...
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12/30/12 5:52 PM
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He signed the contract, Bellator contracts I believe are exclusive but they can grant you permission to fight outside the org, I believe its the same as SF was.

They've allowed guys to do it but they just saw their champ get smashed. Its one thing if its a guy they dont really have high hopes for and they allow him to get a few fights but Daley is a star for them. Whatever happened it fucked Bellator because he was their main attraction for the WW tournament on spike, he screwed that up and now wants to fight in another org. Bellator aint having it.

12/30/12 5:58 PM
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They're not stopping him from earning a living just stopping him from fighting. Time to start thinking outside the box Paul. Phone Post
12/30/12 6:19 PM
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Bellator legally threatening their fighters...  what's new?

12/30/12 6:27 PM
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AshDoherty -

If you have any questions for Paul you can get to his Facebook by clicking here

I don't have Facebook but can you ask him why he sucker punched Josh, Thanks! Phone Post
12/30/12 6:31 PM
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They put promotion money behind him, he should have to pay it back.

They wasted their time and he wants to walk out scott free?

It's a good message to send I think.
12/30/12 7:03 PM
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I belive in Karma, and it says F Semtex Phone Post
12/30/12 7:13 PM
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I want to do all good things from here on out.
12/31/12 11:39 AM
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The hate for Semtex is strong in his thread Phone Post
12/31/12 11:46 AM
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Semtex's hate for making weight also runs strong.
12/31/12 1:06 PM
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shorebreaker420 - I belive in Karma, and it says F Semtex Phone Post
Haha yep. Phone Post
12/31/12 1:16 PM
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Those goddamn motherfuckers. You don't keep a man from making a living. Phone Post
12/31/12 1:45 PM
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vaginal tear - Those goddamn motherfuckers. You don't keep a man from making a living. Phone Post
This. Bellator, zuffa or anyone else for the matter. Phone Post

Bellator and Zuffa arent even close to the same in this matter, Zuffa has full exclusive contracts, Bellator has the option to allow a fighter to take fights outside of the org.

In this matter they are just choosing not to allow him to fight outside the org, which they have every right to do, he signed the contract.

12/31/12 2:51 PM
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12/31/12 2:56 PM
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vaginal tear - Those goddamn motherfuckers. You don't keep a man from making a living. Phone Post
This. Bellator, zuffa or anyone else for the matter. Phone Post

 

actually when zuffa signed lombard (years ago) and he was unable to get a visa, they released him so he could make a living somewhere else.

 

12/31/12 2:58 PM
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I thought that being arrested for assault would keep him from making a living
12/31/12 3:01 PM
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Looks like Semtex got sucker punched. Ironic.

12/31/12 3:48 PM
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theGunslinger12 - I thought that being arrested for assault would keep him from making a living
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His visa issues stem from his arrest. He can't compete in Bellator because HE got himself arrested instead of acting like a professional, after signing a contract. Bellator did not cause that problem for him, they hyped his participation in their tournament and then he fucked them over. Phone Post
12/31/12 5:43 PM
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I thought Semtex was opening a gym? He was grumbling because Dan Hardy had moved to the us and so had Ross Pearson. Phone Post
12/31/12 6:10 PM
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I hope Paul can come out of this stronger. Always has entertaining fights. Phone Post
12/31/12 6:39 PM
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vaginal tear - Those goddamn motherfuckers. You don't keep a man from making a living. Phone Post
This. Bellator, zuffa or anyone else for the matter. Phone Post

 

actually when zuffa signed lombard (years ago) and he was unable to get a visa, they released him so he could make a living somewhere else.

 


And what of Arlvoski? Huerta? Herring? Did they release those guys from their contract and NOT freeze them for the remainder of their contracts? 

  1. arlovski - 11 months to the day between the Werdum fight and O'brien fight. They tried to give him a fight that was stylistically a nightmare for Andrei, burried him on the undercard and didn't even let him talk to joe after his TKO win.
  2. Huerta - 13 months and 8 days between the fights of florian and maynard fights.. again a stylistic match up made to make them lose and look bad while doing it.


@chris, I put them into the mix due to those 3 I mentioned above. Doesnt matter the org, they shouldn't prevent fighters from making a living.

 

 


they offered Huerta a fight but he wanted time off for "acting"...  I believe they also offered arlovski a fight but he refused so he sat out until they offered him another one.  zuffa can only extend a contract if a guy refuses a fight or the champions clause (which they've never used).

Heath herring retired because Lesnar broke his orbital,...  herring got the shit kicked out of him and doesnt want to fight anymore.

He gets 90k a fight which is more than most make in a year... he has one fight left.  if he really wants to fight he'll collect 90k in the UFC and then move on.  He doesnt want to fight.


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