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Fighter threatens legal action against PFL: “I’ve fought in a lot of organizations – this is the worst”



Gegard Mousasi MMA

Gegard Mousasi is not happy with PFL. Photo via Instagram (@mousasi)

Former Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi is not pleased with being in PFL.

“At this moment, I’m like, listen, if someone doesn’t want me, I’m like, ‘Fuck it. Let’s go.’ But my team around me is like, ‘Fuck it, we’ll sue them.’ If it was up to me, I would just go, but I don’t know. We’ll see. The team around me is not that happy. So I think there is going to be legal action against them.

The former champ feels disrespected and thinks the PFL bought Bellator but doesn’t have the financial means to pay the fighters.

“Yeah, because they don’t even want to pick up the phone and talk to us,” Mousasi said. “It’s not even funny anymore. It’s the worst organization so far. I’ve fought in a lot of organizations, this is the worst one.”

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PFL responds to Mousasi

PFL co-owner Donn Davis responded the fighters airing grievances about their treatment in the wake of the Bellator acquisition do not represent the majority.

“Occasionally we’ll have a fighter grumble,” Davis said on the “Weighing In” podcast with John McCarthy and Josh Thomson. “It’s one of 205 (fighters we acquired from Bellator). You expect five to 10 percent issues on any deal. You can’t be perfect. You can be 90 to 95 percent. We’ve had a handful of people say, ‘Oh, I wish it went this way, I wish it went that way.’ I’m delighted.”

“I’m very, very proud of how we treated our fighters. How we treat our employees. Most of all, the product. We just completed our second (Bellator show) in Paris, which was awesome. We didn’t sit on this for six months. We didn’t take a year off. We didn’t lay off 100 fighters. All the stuff that always happens in all acquisitions. So I just could not be more proud.”

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