September 3rd, 2009 | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts, CLEAN UP

JUICY SUITS: MMA Fighter Matt "The Law" Lindland Goes Back to Court

Matt Lindland

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.
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