There seeems to be an inference from people and now a posting by Tony GREEN to the effect that I am taking steps to hold back, harm etc... Integrated Martial Arts or the athletes within that organisation.
Such is totally and utterly false!!!!!
I will re-iterrate the personal dissapointment that I have in Danny HIGGINS and his choice/course of action. I do believe that Danny has made a huge error in judgement and naturally parties that have suffered will react each in their own way.
My way was to try and meet with Danny and find out exactly what his problem was. This is something that Danny was not willing to do.
KOTC Australia have expressed their views here and I expect KOTC to make a release sometime soon. I have not had ANY correspondence with Terry or KOTC (USA), whatsoever.
To make this matter perfectly clear it is not an instance of myself having a fallout with Danny or IMA and then Danny was canned from KOTC Australia and then abroad. Danny was extended and accepted a match with KOTC Australia and then severred all contact with me and effectively KOTC Australia - Due to this KOTC Australia were left no choice but to abandon the match.
I wish to make this 100% perfectly clear I have not to date nor wish to in the future persue any course of action that will cause any harm to Danny HIGGINS or IMA.
I frimly and wholeheartedly believe that I have only ever acted in good faith towards Danny and have often placed his best interests in front of my own. I have cancelled matches on my events in order to allow him to persue US matches and I also extended him V Luke to KOTC as I believed it was an excellent opportunity for Danny to have the opportunity to compete for a title within that organisation. These are not the actions of a self motivated person.
In closing I believe that I have said all that needs to be said regarding the matter. I do not believe that I need to answer or justify my actions to the public in general. I still would ultimately like the opportunity to talk with Danny regarding this, as to date neither myself or KOTC Australia have been offered any sort of explanation as to what happened.
On a personal level I wish Danny and his team-mates the best in the future and only hope that one day we are able to help each other grow even more.