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Is WSOF even allowed to suspend Palhares indefinitely?

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  1. YukisHeart Brown Belt

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    Well, I'm guessing it will only become an issue once enough time passes that it might breach their contract with him.

    Right now, their "indefinite suspension" just means they haven't offered him a fight for two days.

    I am guessing WSOF is allowed to offer him fights as infrequently as they can get away with in their contract. Maybe there is language that gives them more time if anything Palhares did was in breach.

    If not, then I guess he can sue or get released...
     
  3. theaterofdreams Orange Belt

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    They can bar him from competing in their organization but they have no control over whether he receives a fight licence from the AC
     
  4. YukisHeart Brown Belt

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    Sure, but can they bar him from competition and keep him under contract?
     
  5. Sohei Its just a flu bro!

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    Theyre just doing it for show. They will wait for the NSACS ruling and go by it.
     
  6. Hester65 Black Belt

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    They can do whatever they want under their own promotions umbrella in terms of naming their champions. However the organization wants to name its champions or have their athletes fight for titles is their right.

    State commissions regulate the competitions themselves and have the competitors apply for licensing. State regulations also control official after fight results. Such as differentiating between a ko or tko, changing fights to dq for rules infractions, and/or changing results to no contests due to pre or post fight test results.

    Palhares' infractions are severe enough that athletic commissions may not grant him a license in the future and/or revoke his current license. So theoritically, he could be getting the shaft not just from WSOF but from state commissions as well.

    Honestly, it couldn't have happened to better guy.

    In terms of his fighting contract and what the WSOF can do inside of it comes down to the terms of their contract with Palhares. There are probably sections in the contract that allow the WSOF to be able to suspend fighters based on conduct or other things.

    If not, then Palhares can challenge their decision in court.
     
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    It's apples and oranges, being suspended by an AC and by an org is not the same thing at all. If Palhares is suspended for life from WSOF, he'd still able to fight for other orgs while Wand can't do that.
     
  8. mjmj Red Belt

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    Of course they can, though there is a limit. I think you
     
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    Well, the UFC did it to Jones, so I don't see why WSOF can't.
     
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    Palhares' manager is talking about this on the MMA hour now saying that they can't actual suspend him. He's saying if they don't want him fighting them release him and end the contract.
     
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    time to go to russia
     
  12. NHB7 Steel Belt

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    I assume an indefinite suspension means "We have decided that part of your punishment will be a suspension. We haven't determined the appropriate time yet, but will let you know shortly."
     
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    I think this really means we need to talk to the lawyers before we cut him. Or we are hoping the commission handles the problem for us. More then likely Nevada will suspend him. This guy is never getting a major pay day again.
     
  14. YukisHeart Brown Belt

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    This is fucking bullshit. If you dont want someone to work for you. Fire them.

    But this new trend of "i dont want you to work for me or anyone else" is fucking bullshit.

    If you have no intent of allowing him to fight, cut him. There has to be grounds for a 13 amendment lawsuit if promotions keep trying to pull this shit.
     
  16. giusti825 ßanned

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    Exactly. Barring him from competition is one thing. But barring him from competition and trying to hold him to a competition contract is ridiculous.
     
  17. InfinityLens Black Belt

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    I think once his contract is up they can't do anymore (I'm not lawyer).

    They will probably let him fight again. He is their best fighter and one of their top draws.
     
  18. Phrozenspite Red Belt

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    it depends what his contract says. I doubt it says that they never have to offer him another fight again. It probably has clauses as to how often he has to be offered a fight before it expires and they release him.
     
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    ofc if their contract allows it
     
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    Nope.
     

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