Gustavo Lopez (picture by Amy Kaplan/FanSided)
Campbell McLaren states Gustavo Lopez is still under contract with Combate Americas.
Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren was simply as stunned as the rest people when Combate Americas bantamweight champ, Gustavo Lopez, actioned in to deal with Merab Dvalishvil after Ray Borg was not able to combat at UFC Vegas 2. McLaren verified to FanSided that Lopez is, in truth, still under contract with his promo as he wasn’t offered his right to match.
When asked how Lopez might be combating without appropriate agreements satisfied, McLaren merely stated.
“[Lopez’s] manager screwed this up.”
BREAKING: I simply spoke with Combate America’s CEO @campbellcombate who states that Gustavo Lopez is still under contract with Combate Americas. He states they were not offered their right tomatch Full story coming soon.
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) June 11, 2020
Generally when fighters are launched from agreements or when they end, the fighter still has a duration where he can be re-signed by the promo. If the fighter gets a deal from another promo throughout that duration, the original promo (Combate Americas) has a right to match the contract and even straight-out decline thecontract Generally the promo likewise has a pre-determined set of days to choose.
This is most likely what occurred in Lopez’s case.
With the short-notice nature of this battle, there’s still a chance for McLaren to enable Lopez to combat, however at press time, it appears McLaren has actually not concurred. Which suggests the statement might have been a bit early.
FanSided connected to Lopez, his manager Daniel Rubenstein and the UFC. Rubenstein declined to comment however tweeted the following declaration quickly after calling him.
Combate Americas has actually revealed they have actually enabled Lopez to sign with the UFC. He makes his debut on Saturday.
Combate Americas has actually chosen to enable @Gustavo11Lopez to move on and battle in the UFC this Saturday night. We want him the very best of luck with the rest of his profession
— Campbell McLaren (@campbellcombate) June 11, 2020
Gustavo Lopez is the Combate Americas bantamweight champ
Lopez has actually been with Combate Americas considering that the start, appearing in their first show in September2015 He would go on to lose his first chance at the title after his opponent, John Casteneda, stopped working to make weight. No title was granted. He would later on battle once again for the uninhabited title andwon He protected the belt when he beat Joey Ruquet at Combate 45 in Lake Tahoe in August 2019.
Lopez was previously handled by former UFC champ, Miesha Tate.
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