Former UFC fighter Keith Jardine was the headliner last weekend at the mildly anticipated Nemesis MMA: Global Invasion event in the Dominican Republic, and it may go down as the worst MMA event in the history of the sport. Jardine won his match against Francisco France via unanimous decision, which is awesome for Jardine because he’d lost his previous five fights. The problem is that everyone accused Jardine of greasing himself like a Scotsman and nobody could decide if he did because there were no judges. And from there the story just gets awesome.
A pair of fighters – Paul Buentello and Eliot Marshall – said that the entire event was screwed from the start, as only a few hundred people showed up to see the fights and that spelled doom for the revenue. Not only did the event have no judges, timekeeper, medical staff (there was a guy with a bag full of Band-Aids and a water bottle) or fans, there was no money to pay the fighters. The event’s promoters told the fighters to meet them in a coffee shop on the morning after the fight to collect their paychecks. You wanna guess what happened?