While Eddie Alvarez may have some legitimate complaints against Bellator, Bellator MMA welterweight Paul Daley’s comments seem to be falling on deaf ears. Daley signed with the company and had a bout agreement in place to be on the first card Bellator did on Spike TV. However, an outstanding legal matter involving Daley being in a bar fight prevented him from getting a visa, and he wasn’t able to fight in the US. Bellator had agreed to let Daley take fights overseas, but only if they approve the fight (this is a standard practice under any promotional agreement.) Daley took to Facebook to vent about the situation, but it doesn’t sound like he has a leg to stand on.
Paul Daley posted:
“Just got word Bellator have refused to allow me to fight yet another opponent. It’s becoming really frustrating that even though they are not my managers, they can approve my fights. I’ve got great fights offered to keep me busy fighting and earning, and they seem to want to put a stop to this….all this while, having to pay for my OWN legal costs on a matter that influence my visa outcome…and my ability to fight for the promotion (Bellator) It’s bullshit…. There’s a lot more too…with regards to other promoters having to PAY Bellator a “Booking fee” for using me on there shows?”