Here's a lawsuit that could get ugly. One mixed martial arts fighter (whose litigiousness
earned him his nickname) is dragging another into court.
Matt "The Law
" Lindland, an MMA fighter who made an unsuccessful run
for the Oregon Legislature, is suing Gerald "Hurricane
" Harris for alleged unpaid management fees.
According to a lawsuit filed Aug. 26 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Harris signed a contract in 2007 to be managed by Lindland's Team Quest Management for 20 percent of Harris's purse.
Harris still owes Lindland $16,000
for six professional fights, the lawsuit says. If that's 20 percent of the purse, it would mean Harris got paid more than $13,000 per fight
The suit also says Harris never paid back a $5,000 loan from Lindland. Lindland wants all that money, plus his attorney's fees, according to court records.
Jahani Curl, the manager now listed
on Harris's website, has not yet returned a phone call seeking comment on Harris's behalf.