CSAC Voids Ronda Rousey's Contract With Management Company
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.04.2014
It's an unenforceable contract...
The California State Athletic Commission has ruled that the management contract between Ronda Rousey and Fight Tribe Management is unenforceable and voided it. The commission ruled that commission standards were not followed in drafting the contract, with CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster deciding that Rousey cannot be held to the management portion of the contract.
The ruling decided as it did because the commission had not certified the agreement, noting, "The agreement is hereby found to be invalid and unenforceable as it relates to Rousey's professional fighting services and Harvey's professional fighting management services, only. The commission makes no findings as to the other parts of the agreement that are not directly relating to MMA fighting and defers these matters to the California Superior Court."
Darin Harvey of Fight Team filed the initial arbitration request last month and couldn't be reached for comment. Steve Bash, who represented Rousey, said, "We are pleased with the decision and agree that it is consistent with longstanding law governing relationships between the parties."
The agreement between the two parties was drafted in May of 2012 and wasn't finalized until January of 2013. Harvey claimed that it applied to acting, modeling and other commercial activities along with fighting.