After a recent bar fight in England left Paul Daley (30-12-2) barred from the entering the U.S. temporarily, Bellator officials went ahead and removed him from any upcoming appearances. Now, Daley is claiming that Bellator has blocked him from competing for other promotions while the visa issue is handled. Daley went to his Facebook account to express his displeasure about how the matter is being handled by the higher-ups at Bellator.
"Has received a legal document from Bellator this morning, signed by Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney and Legal representatives of the promotion.
Despite, Bellator being aware of a legal matter preventing me from obtaining a P-1 visa to compete in the USA, and therefore making it unable for me to fulfill certain terms of my contract, Its seems as though they are attempting to stop me from earning a living while awaiting a decision that is out of my control, and is not expected until Late April 2013.
This situation has been developing daily, since Oct 2012 with back and forth emails between myself, my management and Bellator representatives (including Bjorn, and Talent relations officer Sam Caplan, to name a few)
I would like to offer full disclosure to the MMA MEDIA. Feel free to contact me here, on my facebook."
Bellator has not responded to Daley's remarks.
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