Strikeforce Fighters To Be Given Compensation For Cancelled Event
The "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" event was scrapped after headliner, Gilbert Melendez, withdraws from his bout after sustaining a shoulder injury
Fighters who were a part of the scrapped “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” event can now take a deep breath. It seems that Zuffa, the company that owns UFC and Strikeforce is set to give all nineteen competitors a financial compensation.
According to Authentic Sports Management publicist Jen Wenk, the fighters will be receiving a partial payment of their “Show” money.
Wenk says in a statement:
“I cannot give you amounts because the financials involved are private, but I can tell you that Zuffa is taking very good care of Jorge Santiago and Yuri Villefort,”
“The company was not required to pay fighters following the cancellation, which was announced on Saturday. Although they had signed bout agreements, bout contracts, which were issued by the athletic commission overseeing the event, the California State Athletic Commission, were not signed.”
The “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” event was cancelled after event headliner, Gilbert Melendez, was forced to withdraw from his bout against Pat Healy, after suffering from a shoulder injury.
The Strikeforce show was set to be held at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California on September 29, 2012.View Article Source »