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Updated: Fear the Fighter sends legal letter to fighters regarding pay

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Last week a number of fighters came forth that clothing company Fear the Fighter had refused to pay them.

Updated: Fear the Fighter sends legal letter to fighters regarding pay

Those fighters included UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi, Bellator fighter Georgi Karakhanyan, ranked welterweight Rick Story, UFC 145-pounder Akira Corassani and more.

On Sunday, Mousasi returned to Twitter to let his followers know he had received a letter from Fear the Fighter and it wasn’t about being paid.

Some of those fighters’ that were Tweeted responded.

MMASucka obtained the letter that was sent to the fighters.

Dear Sir or Madam,
Our firm has been retained to represent the interests’ of Fear the Fighter.
We have been instructed by our client to advise you that it is currently in negotiations with its shareholders and creditors to restructure part of it’s operations that would lead to an increase of our client’s funding base in order to support future expansion in our client’s apparel and energy drink brands.
We have also been informed that a few of our sponsored fighters have expressed some frustration about delayed payments. However, we wish to reassure everyone that our client is working around the clock to implement our expansion plans by the end of the first quarter of 2015.
It is important to highlight that we are aware that some of our sponsored fighters took it upon themselves to use social media to post unnecessary comments. We do not consider as the proper course of action and we also consider very unfair to our client, in view of the fact that our client has always been very supportive and has always honored all of it’s obligations even when events were cancelled.
Therefore, our client is requesting from everyone to remain calm in this crucial time. Moreover, rest assured that our client will not spare any effort to resolve any misunderstandings and will maintain an open communication policy with its loyal fans and suppliers and report on progress made to position the company for future growth.
Lastly, please be aware that our client has supported the industry from the early stages and considers that it contributed strongly to the awareness of the support and to individual UFC fighters. Our client wishes to maintain the value of the brand to be enjoyed by everyone now and in the future. As such, we wish to clearly state that harmful actions by a few fans on social media will only jeopardize our chances in securing the required expansion funding and will push our current and future investors away. We will not hesitate to seek legal action against anyone that unilaterally causes undue damage to Fear The Fighter.
Please act accordingly.

Mtre Tom Markakis

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