Fighters are planning to file a lawsuit against the Professional Fighters League. Lightweight champion Kayla Harrison and 2019 featherweight tournament champion Lance Palmer are spearheading the proceedings.
- The D.C.-based organization hasn’t been able to hold any events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, fighters under its banner are unable to earn and make a living.
- According to attorney Harley Breite, the suit will ask for “back pay for lost wages and termination of contracts.” He is also questioning why PFL is unable to put up events, while competitors like the UFC and Bellator are.
- In April, PFL announced the suspension of its 2020 season, while promising a monthly stipend of $1,000 to its fighters. A few days later, PFL President Ray Sefo sent separate emails to two groups of competitors: one for those released from the roster, and one for those who will be retained and paid.