Just days ago, ESPN reported that former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley was allegedly involved in a bar brawl and charged with assault.
As a result of the arrest, U.S immigration revoked Daley's visa, and the fighter was forbidden from entering U.S. territory.
Subsequently, the heavy-handed brawler was removed from Bellator's upcoming season 8 welterweight tournament set to commence in January.
Immediately upon hearing the news, Daley took on to his Facebook account to clarify the situation.
According to Daley, at no point in time he was he involved in a bar fight or arrested for assault, however, he did admit that he was unable to compete in the upcoming season 8 Bellator welterweight tournament due to visa issues.
While unable to compete for Bellator, Daley planned on competing in European MMA organizations to stay active, a move the folks over at Bellator are not fond of as they previously had their top 10 ranked bantamweight champion knocked out cold when fighting for another promotion which lead to Bellator reconsidering their policy of allowing their fighters to compete for other organizations.
To prevent this from happening again the organization has move forward with legal action to prevent Daley from competing outside of Bellator.
A frustrated Daley took to Facebook to voice his opinion:
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)