Conor McGregor has been banned from a comeback boxing fight by his doctors. He tweeted about a wheelchair boxing fight, “Guys, the September date is too early for me. I am still in recovery. My docs/physical therapy team out here advice me to stay. I reckon late October at earliest. But maybe November/December too. It is hard to say at this time a concrete date. But I’m in! Wait for me please! 🥊”
“Hahaha quality! Give me time guys, I’m in! Just need to focus on this recovery for the next while first before I can commit to a date! Have some cool things planned for event tho! @IrishWheelchair #LamborghiniWheelchairs.”
Paradigm Sports Management which represents the former UFC Double Champion Conor McGregor has filed an injunction to stop Manny Pacquiao from fighting Errol Spence on August 21st.
Paradigm Sports Management is involved in court battle with Manny Pacquiao
It has been noted that Paradigm and Pacquiao have been legally battling each other for months now. Paradigm accused Manny of accepting a $3.3 million advance as part of a management agreement and then bouncing on them. They also complained that they put together a big money fight for Pacquiao in Dubai against Mikey Garcia, only to have Pacquiao announce he’d be fighting Errol Spence instead. Conor McGregor Getting In Fight After Injury Leaks
From Paradigm’s request for a preliminary injunction, filed on July 30th:
“On May 21, 2021, after verbally accepting Paradigm’s fight offer, Pacquiao instead tweeted that he is participating in the Spence bout, which was never discussed with Paradigm in violation of Pacquiao’s express contractual obligations. Pacquiao’s blatant violation of Paradigm’s exclusivity rights caused Paradigm to suffer money damages consisting of the revenue it would have earned on the Pacquiao/Garcia fight and the $3.3 million advance Pacquiao has kept; as well as irreparable injury to its reputation.”
“Paradigm’s reputation throughout the professional boxing world and beyond has been besmirched by Pacquiao’s breaches. If the Spence bout proceeds without Paradigm’s involvement, its inability to enforce its rights will be public knowledge. With no consequences for Pacquiao’s violation of Paradigm’s exclusive rights, it will be unable to rehabilitate its reputation in the sport of boxing and lose out on a huge swath of new business opportunities.”
It has been noted that PSM frivolously seeks to enjoin that bout based on a series of fraudulent promises, contractual and fiduciary breaches, and shady backroom dealings with one of Pacquiao’s trusted advisors without Pacquiao’s knowledge or consent,” it read. “To say that PSM has unlawfully attempted to take advantage of Pacquiao is an understatement.”
“Through the foregoing fraud, deceit, and concealment, PSM induced Pacquiao to sign and enter into (a revised) management agreement with PSM in October 2020,” the cross-complaint continued. “However, shortly thereafter, PSM informed Pacquiao that the promised bout with McGregor would not happen. PSM also informed Pacquiao that there were no endorsement deals, contrary to what it promised him.”
“Paradigm has done nothing for Pacquiao. PSM has swindled him and selfishly attempted to exploit Pacquiao’s name to expand its business to include professional boxers in addition to MMA fighters.”
The wording of the management agreement signed by Pacquiao is very crucial now. His team claims the contract recognizes a previous promotional agreement with TGB Promotions, the people behind the Spence fight while Paradigm disagrees.
Hahaha quality! Give me time guys, I’m in! Just need to focus on this recovery for the next while first before I can commit to a date!
Have some cool things planned for event tho! @IrishWheelchair #LamborghiniWheelchairs https://t.co/cFhlGOROeq
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 2, 2021
— Audie A. Attar (@AudieAttar) January 31, 2021