Bibiano Fernandes Pulled from UFC 149, Denies He Has Contract with UFC
Did you hear that Bibiano Fernandes inked a deal with the UFC and is set to debut with the promotion against Roland Delorme at UFC 149 this July?
Apparently he didn't.
Paullazenby.com reports that Fernandes recently denied any involvement with the organization via his Facebook page.
"It was announced that I, Bibiano Fernandes, have been contracted to fight for the organization at UFC 149 which will take place in the city of Calgary on the 21st of July. I would like to make it clear that I am not a UFC athlete as I did not sign any contract with the UFC organization. Negotiations between the UFC and myself did take place, however, we could not resolve the issues on the table and as a result we did not come to an agreement."
How negotiations turned into a signing that turned into a scheduled fight with an opponent and venue is unknown. What we do know is that someone sure jumped the gun.
I guess that's what we call a communication breakdown. Queue the Zeppelin.
Fernandes goes on to say that the UFC failed to provide him with the deal most suitable for him and his family, however, the exact sticking points of the contract are not identified.
Fernandes is the current Dream bantamweight titleholder, owning a perfect 8-0 record under the promotion's banner. He holds an 11-3 career record overall.
The addition of the Flash to the UFC's burgeoning bantamweight stable would have been intriguing, but it looks like the Brazilian will continue to operate in the Land of the Rising Sun for the near future.
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