Sounds like Olympic judoka and Bellator fighter Rick Hawn has a real classy sponsor:
So one of my main sponsors from my fight canceled his check cuz he wasnt happy with the outcome or my performance. Read his explanations below.
“At this point, a stop payment has been placed on check which cannot be cashed or deposited now”
“I will not comment on Rick and his fight. That is not my place. But what I will tell you is this: I took a huge chance with him. TV exposure was great…but it only holds weight if he wins or puts on a good show. Neither happened. At the end of the day…not one sole (sp) will run to [my] store and buy product because they [saw my logo and saw] Rick loose (sp) the fight. I’ve made it my career and business to know what nets a return on investment for the brand…and this is the number 1 reason why I DO NOT hand out money or product to fighters.”
Its funny how all my pics wearing his product are still up on his company pages even after he says and does all this stuff!!
A lawsuit is pending so I cannot comment on who it is just yet but stay tuned.
Just one of those times where it’s good to be with the UFC – that sponsorship approval and fee thing might be a pain in the ass, but it’s there to prevent stuff like this. Another one of those times: when you get hurt really badly in a fight. Does Bellator cover the cost of medical injuries sustained during fights? We should ask Mike Guymon.