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Combate Global Files Motion to Dismiss Alberto El Patron’s Lawsuit, Says He Was Already Paid

January 17, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Alberto El Patron

Combate Global is seeking to have the lawsuit filed against it by Alberto El Patron dismissed, claiming they already paid him the money he’s owed. PWInsider reports that the MMA promotion filed a motion to dismiss with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on January 4th.

As you may recall, Patron filed a lawsuit back in October alleging that he Combate Global, LLC breached the contract between them, claiming that they owe him $250,000 for his fight with Tito Ortiz. He also claimed that they are still controlling his social media accounts even though he no longer works for them.

In the motion to dismiss, Combate argued that Patron failed to state a cause for which relief can be granted and can’t prove he has proper standing because they’ve paid him in full. They filed several exhibits showing that their deal was terminated in July of 2017 and not extended the way Patron claims it was. That includes a Termination agreement signed by Patron.

Combate claims that they approached Patron’s people to judge his interest in doing a podcast and possibly some announcing in a new deal that was not under the terms of the 2017 agreement, and that they worked via a “gentleman’s agreement” between November 2017 (shown in the form of an email) and February 2019 under new terms. They entered into a signed agreement in February of 2019 about a potential fight with Tito Ortiz and Combate states that they paid him:

“Two (2) separate payments of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) on January 24, 2020 and Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) on February 6, 2020, and prior to that, Defendant CA, LLC paid Plaintiffs an additional Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) in twenty (20) bi-weekly increments of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500.00) between the dates of March 14, 2019 and December 29, 2019 as proven by the attached Accounting Statement.”

Patron has until February 4th to respond to the Motion to Dismiss.

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