Alberto El Patron has filed a lawsuit against MMA promotion Combate Global for breach of contract.
PW Insider reports that Patron filed suit against Combate in July in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging the contract breach, unjust enrichment and conversion.
El Patron is seeking payment that he alleges he is owed for an MMA fight against Tito Ortiz, interest on the money he says he is owed, plaintiffs’ costs and attorney’s fees, such other and further relief as may be just and proper, plus return of control of his social media accounts.
In the lawsuit, El Patron alleges that he was promised $500,000 to promote his December 2019 fight against Tito Ortiz, plus an additional $250,000 for fighting. The suit states that El Patron was not paid the additional $250,000 and that Combate has ignored invoices.
El Patron alleges that Combate maintained control of his social media accounts that they had used to promote the fight with Ortiz, which would fall under unjust enrichment and conversion in the lawsuit.
Combate has not filed an official response to the lawsuit, but have filed documentation with the District Court regarding their legal representation in the matter.
El Patron lost the fight in question to Ortiz by submission.
El Patron is awaiting trial on one count of aggravated kidnapping and four counts of sexual assault related to a May 9, 2020 arrest. His trial has been postponed several times, but is currently set for October 25 in San Antonio.
El Patron has stated that he expects the charges to be dropped, but prosecutors have yet to do so.