Keith Jardine finally snapped his five-fight losing streak over the weekend at Nemesis Fighting’s MMA Global Invasion show in the Dominican Republic. It should have been cause for celebration, right? Well, not quite. According to MMA Weekly, his paycheck bounced and so did the checks for every other fighter on the card.
Several former UFC fighters appeared on the card including Keith Jardine, Paul Buentello, Eliot Marshall, and Kerry Schall. MMAWeekly.com confirmed with at least eight of the fighters on the card that while checks were handed out, all of them have bounced.
Coach Mike Winkeljohn, who is a lead coach along with Greg Jackson at Team Jackson/Winkeljohn in New Mexico, spoke about the problems with MMAWeekly Radio on Monday night.
“As far as I know none of the fighters got paid,” said Winkeljohn, who worked with fighters like Keith Jardine and John Dodson on the card. “I believe they all got handed checks, but the checking account bounced those checks. It did not have any money in it, so a lot of fraud involved and it’s real upsetting. It’s a black eye to the sport. They promise these guys one thing and do the other.”
The whole event sounded like a debacle to be honest. Jardine’s opponent said there weren’t any judges at the event, even though there were several decisions on the card, including his. Not sure how that works. Oh, and he also accused Jardine of greasing, which is just awesome.
Anyways, Nemesis Fighting isn’t talking yet, but clearly they have some explaining to do about those bounced checks.
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