twitter google

Nemesis Fighting’s MMA Global Invasion Most Unorganized Debacle Of A Show Ever?

It turns out Keith Jardine and whole host of other fighters not getting paid at last weekend’s Nemesis Fighting: MMA Global Invasion event was only the tip of the iceberg.

After reading the story, I’m sitting here wondering if it wasn’t the biggest debacle of a MMA event ever. Everything you would expect to go wrong, did, and more.

No commission or governing body to oversee the event? Check.
Multiple last-minute opponent changes? Check.
Completely unorganized weigh-ins? Check.
No staff to direct the fighters or the event? Check.
Dominican fighters rubbing themselves down with Ben Gay? Check.
No timekeeper? Check.
No doctors or medical professionals? Check.
Random guy with “toolbox of band-aids?” Check.
Random guy wakes up unconscious fighter with bucket of water? Check.
Promoters fails to show at designated time and meeting place to disperse checks? Check.
Once confronted by card full of angry fighters, promoters writes them all bad checks? Check.
Even angrier group of Puerto Rican fighters hunts down same promoter wanting to “drag him to the beach and slice him up” for stiffing them a couple grand? Check.

They did manage to get one thing right. They brought in Mario Yamasaki to officiate the event, but other than that, the event was an abortion. You really need to read the entire story to fully grasp just how disastrous this show was. I’m hesitant to call it the worst of all time as I’m sure this was a pretty common occurrence during the sport’s dark days, but I think it’s safe to say that it unseats Shine Fights as the worst of 2010.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove

Event Date: October 21, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV