Alberto El Patron has been trying to make a comeback in either pro wrestling or MMA due to past scandals. That being said, his luck has not been good, and it’s not getting better.
El Patron is seeking legal action against MMA promotion Combate Global. According to PW Insider, Patron filed an amended lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on August 9th. The court previously ruled that the suit could be unable to move forward on July 26th.
The new lawsuit, much like its predecessor, Patron alleged that Combate breached his contract for his scheduled fight against Tito Ortiz on December 9th, 2019. The fight aired on pay-per-view, but the promotion allegedly failed to pay Patron the $250,000 that was owed. Also, Patron claims that Combate did not give him his social media accounts back after he gave the promotion access to them for promotional.
Because of the outcome, Patron is asking for $250,000 in compensatory damages, along with a minimum of $26,250.00 for the period dating back to December 31st, 2019 “calculated as follows through April 15, 2021, and as determined by the Court for the days following April 15th, 2021 up to the date judgment is rendered: 7% interest of $26,250”, for Patron’s personal costs and the “reasonable” fees for his attorney.
Patron is also asking for Combate to pay these damages and return his social media access. Additionally, he is asking for more damages at the trial to compensate for the promotion’s “unlawful conversion of Plaintiffs’ social media accounts”, along with any other relief the court may determine is “just and proper.”
But on July 26th, the court ruled that, unless the two sides reach a settlement, the case will go before a jury in 2023. Ringside News will provide more information as it becomes available.
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