On April 15th, UFC and TUF 5 veteran Brian Geraghty travelled to St. Paul, Minnesota to face rising prospect Marcus LeVesseur on a card promoted by Seconds Out and Vivid MMA. To date, Geraghty has not been paid for his fight by promoter Tony Grygelko, and an official complaint has been filed.
According to Geraghty and his agent, noted MMA manager Shu Hirata, the fighter is owed over $1500 and has faced bounced cheques from Grygelko on multiple occasions since the fight. With Grygelko no longer responding to texts, Geraghty is seeking to prevent him from holding future shows until payment is received.
Two months have now elapsed and the promoter of this event has not paid Brian Geraghty for his fight. He has bounced cheques repeatedly and is still promoting more events, including a boxing card in ten days.
The commission has set a deadline of this Friday for Tony Grygelko to provide proof of payment, which would appear impossible since Brian still has the bounced cheque and records of the return cheque fees. Other fighters in the Minnesota area should take note of this.