A new report from PWInsider has revealed that Alberto El Patron has filed a lawsuit against Combate Americas over breach of contract. The lawsuit was filed back in July of this year, with Patron claiming he is still owed $250,000 for his fight against Tito Ortiz. Also, Patron has claimed that the group are still controlling his social media accounts even though he no longer works for them.
The lawsuit filed by Alberto El Patron’s team notes, “The Agreement stated that compensation for Plaintiff Jose Alberto Rodriguez Chucuan, Inc. was for two-hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) for the first year, to be paid monthly ($20,833.34 per month). If Mr. Rodriguez appeared as an on-camera, ringside commentator for televised or pay-per-view events, then Plaintiff Jose Alberto Rodriguez Chucuan, Inc. received another ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) per event.”
“The Agreement and the Amendment would total $883,333.36 ($83,333.36 for the first four months, $200,000 for the final eight months of the first term, then $600,000 for the final two years).”
The lawsuit also stated that Patron “performed all duties and services; and the Defendants did not complain about the quality of those duties and services. The deal ended in July 2017 and according to the suit, Combate offered Patron a fight with Tito Ortiz two months later, in which he’d be paid $500,000 to promote the fight and another $250,000 to fight. He ended up losing and claims that he was not paid. He also claims Combate have ignored invoices for the amount owed. He claims he gave them access to his social media accounts to promote the fight and “now that the parties have no working relationship, the Defendants refuse to answer questions about the social media accounts.”
- Compensatory damages totaling the amount of $250,000,00 for Defendant’s breach of contract, or quantum merit or unjust enrichment
- Interest of at least $26,250.00 due and owed from and after December 31, 2019 calculated as follows through April 15, 2021, and as determined by the Court for the days following April 15, 2021 up to the date judgment is rendered: 7% interest of $26,250.
- For an award of Plaintiffs’ costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
- To return control of all social media accounts to Plaintiffs.
- For such other and further relief as may be just and proper.
As of now, Combate have yet to respond to the lawsuit. They had paperwork regarding their representation approved on October, 1st.