Several fighters have complained about South Korean promotion Battlefield FC not paying them for competing on their second card in July.
It’s not the first time the championship has this kind of problems, since in 2017 a similar situation emerged. This time the show took place in Macau on July 27 and was filled with notable names including multi-time UFC veterans Gleison Tibau, Will Brooks and Bryan Caraway, who have all yet to receive payment from the event. “No, I haven’t been paid yet,” Brooks said when speaking to MMA Fighting. “I think it’s four or five of us that still haven’t been paid. My management has been doing a great job staying on top of them but they’ve been giving us the run around, running in circles. All I can do is let my management handle that.” Tibau was stuck in the same situation after he accepted the main event fight against Brooks on short notice after UFC veteran Abel Trujillo was pulled from the card. “It’s bullshit, man,” said Tibau, who was expected to get paid $50,000 for his win over Brooks. “My manager calls them every day. Sometimes they answer, but not always. They ask us to remain calm, say they’ll pay us, but they don’t say when. I took the fight on short notice, spent money on my camp, and this happens. I don’t even like to remember that because it pisses me off. I don’t know what to do.”