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    Default Cage Contender doesn't pay fighters

    Unfortunately it has come to the point when I must now expose the fraudulent way Cage Contender and it's promoter John Ferguson has treated the fighters who fought on his show.
    I fought in the main event of the most recent Cage Contender , 30th April (5 weeks and 3 days ago). I signed a contract which stated I would be paid via bank transfer, within 72 hours (3 days) of the event.

    I HAVE STILL NOT BEEN PAYED.

    During the event and leading up to my fight, John Ferguson told me several times, how important the fighters are to him and if I needed ANYTHING at all - just ask.
    This doesn't ring true though, as everytime I ask to be paid, the money doesn't materialize.
    I have pretty much lost count now of the endless excuses for why I haven't received any Money yet - one day it's "I've already paid, it'll be in your account tomorrow", the next day it's "I'll pay you next week".
    These statements are clearly lies, as they are not even compatible with each other.
    I know at least one other party owed money from the last Cage Contender, and I also know that this has happened at his previous shows with other fighters.

    This behavior cannot be tolerated - it is fraud.
    Anyone else having or had problems with Cage Contender or John Ferguson, please let us know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by markjitsu View Post
    Unfortunately it has come to the point when I must now expose the fraudulent way Cage Contender and it's promoter John Ferguson has treated the fighters who fought on his show.
    I fought in the main event of the most recent Cage Contender , 30th April (5 weeks and 3 days ago). I signed a contract which stated I would be paid via bank transfer, within 72 hours (3 days) of the event.

    I HAVE STILL NOT BEEN PAYED.

    During the event and leading up to my fight, John Ferguson told me several times, how important the fighters are to him and if I needed ANYTHING at all - just ask.
    This doesn't ring true though, as everytime I ask to be paid, the money doesn't materialize.
    I have pretty much lost count now of the endless excuses for why I haven't received any Money yet - one day it's "I've already paid, it'll be in your account tomorrow", the next day it's "I'll pay you next week".
    These statements are clearly lies, as they are not even compatible with each other.
    I know at least one other party owed money from the last Cage Contender, and I also know that this has happened at his previous shows with other fighters.

    This behavior cannot be tolerated - it is fraud.
    Anyone else having or had problems with Cage Contender or John Ferguson, please let us know...
    I don't mean to make light of this shitty situation mate, but looking at your sig, have you tried demanding physical rights to the gentleman in question's wife/girlfriend in lieu of payment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markjitsu View Post
    Unfortunately it has come to the point when I must now expose the fraudulent way Cage Contender and it's promoter John Ferguson has treated the fighters who fought on his show.
    I fought in the main event of the most recent Cage Contender , 30th April (5 weeks and 3 days ago). I signed a contract which stated I would be paid via bank transfer, within 72 hours (3 days) of the event.

    I HAVE STILL NOT BEEN PAYED.

    During the event and leading up to my fight, John Ferguson told me several times, how important the fighters are to him and if I needed ANYTHING at all - just ask.
    This doesn't ring true though, as everytime I ask to be paid, the money doesn't materialize.
    I have pretty much lost count now of the endless excuses for why I haven't received any Money yet - one day it's "I've already paid, it'll be in your account tomorrow", the next day it's "I'll pay you next week".
    These statements are clearly lies, as they are not even compatible with each other.
    I know at least one other party owed money from the last Cage Contender, and I also know that this has happened at his previous shows with other fighters.

    This behavior cannot be tolerated - it is fraud.
    Anyone else having or had problems with Cage Contender or John Ferguson, please let us know...
    Mark you and your management are well aware that I have been off work being treated for illness.

    I confirmed by email to your management last week that it would be sorted the second i was back to work and this is still the case.

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    so mark is telling the truth and he hasnt been paid?
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    of course he is telling the truth, he has no reason not to. It was a series of cock ups at our side that left 2 out of 28 fighters not paid. Not making an excuse for it because Mark is correct it is not on and shouldn't have happened. And as stated the minute I am back from my med treatment it will be sorted.

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    good to see a promoter being straight and admiting it was a cock up but a shame that mark and his team felt they hadnt got a satisfactory answer before hand cause now its on a forum for the world to see and potentially damages both parties
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    Damn straight, Mark looks like an idiot because the past participle of pay is paid not payed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telling it as it is View Post
    good to see a promoter being straight and admiting it was a cock up but a shame that mark and his team felt they hadnt got a satisfactory answer before hand cause now its on a forum for the world to see and potentially damages both parties
    Yeah as I said it was a full series of cock ups mainly due to the fact I have been off work for treatment. Any information that I had given to the involved parties was as I understood it at the time. Sometimes things happen that are not ideal (we have all read them on here about many shows of all sizes) but we are happy to hold our hands up to any mistakes on our part.

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    Unless of course it is pertaining to ropes, which in this case it clearly isn't.

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    Contrast this mature response to the puerile shite that Fake Red Mist/Brijam keeps coming out with. I can actually believe this will get sorted soon.
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