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Combate Global Files New Motion to Dismiss Alberto El Patron Lawsuit

March 17, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The filings in the lawsuit filed by Alberto El Patron against Combate Global continue, with the MMA company arguing again for dismissal in a response to Patron’s most recent filing. According to PWInsider, Combate Global filed a response to Patron’s motion arguing against their dismissal.

In a motion filed on Thursday morning, the MMA organization argued that Patron’s filing:

“…conveniently omit attaching both: (i) the proof of payment made by Defendants to Plaintiffs between the dates of November 2017 through February 2019 for a total of roughly Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00); and (ii) the additional proof of payment via the 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, for a total of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00), thus knowingly omitting material information in order to wrongfully attempt to substantiate its meritless claims.”

Combate has further argued that Patron lacks any standing to file a lawsuit at all against them, writing:

“In an effort to further substantiate Plaintiffs ludicrous claim that Defendant Combate Americas, LLC (“CA, LLC”) paid Plaintiffs a total of $250,000 in 2019, suggestively for the 2017 Agreements that were terminated in 2017, Plaintiffs again assert that the (20) bi-weekly increments of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500.00) made between the dates of March 14, 2019 and December 29, 2019, totaling Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) was paid as compensation for work done between November 2017 and February 2019 under the continued terms of the 2017 Agreements which were previously terminated. However, Exhibit D to the Amended Complaint clearly establishes that Plaintiffs were compensated an amount totaling roughly Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) for Plaintiffs’ services for the “as needed” work (“As-Needed Work Payment”) for the time period between November 2017 and February 2019. It is clear that the As Needed Work Payment was made separate, and in addition, and prior to the (20) bi-weekly increments of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500.00) which were solely made in satisfaction of the Term Sheet and the Amended Term Sheet in 2019.”

Patron filed a lawsuit back in October alleging that 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.

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