John Makdessi on Fear the Fighter fiasco: 'I was never involved in the business'

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  1. Splinty

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    "I'm tired of people pointing fingers at me," Makdessi said. "I just wanted to clear that up. I was never involved in the business. They sponsored me, my brother helped me, took care of my sponsorship, he helped with the management side of my career, that's it. That was my only involvement with Fear the Fighter."

    According to Makdessi, his brother has handled the business side of his career since long before Fear the Fighter came into existence. David Makdessi took care of the financials so John Makdessi could deal with the full-time training that goes with a high-level MMA career, the fighter said.

    "I was always focused on my fighting career, I was always focused on my martial arts," Makdessi said. "That was my goal. I was never involved in the business aspect of Fear the Fighter. Yes, my older brother David Makdessi, yes I was part of Fear the Fighter. I was the inspiration behind it. But the whole team, there was so many people involved in Fear the Fighter, a lot of parties. My brother helped me on the business aspects, my brother helped me, he was always there before day one. He always helped me financially, he always made sure I was comfortable, he always made sure I was able to train full time."

    Still, because he's the public face of the company, Makdessi had to endure his share of slings and arrows in public, including one Fear the Fighter-sponsored fighter, Michael Bisping, inferring the company was run by "scumbags."

    Makdessi says that he can ultimately only speak for himself on the matter, not his brother or their partners.

    "The fighters are yelling and screaming out numbers," said Makdessi, who was not sponsored by FTF for UFC 186. "But we don't know what the managers are doing, you know how it is in this business. The business, can be, a lot of people are not telling the truth. People are throwing out numbers and pointing fingers. I understand, it's the name of the game, people want to blame people. I understand that. I'm a fighter. I know it's a lot of sting behind it. That being said, it's very unfortunate what's happened with all the fighters and there's a lot of speculation, but I just want to clear my name. I can't speak for my brother or any other person, all I can do is speak for myself. I was a sponsored athlete, I was never a part of the business. That was my part."




    John Makdessi on Fear the Fighter fiasco: 'I was never involved in the business' - MMA Fighting


    Man, so much of MMA is shady business
     
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    since he is listed as a director, you are still responsible for all the business is going on.
     
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    Yup and what he says about managers and all that other shit is a scapegoat.
     
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    I'll be honest, I haven't followed this nearly as closely as I should have. Tell me more about this - details?source?
     
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    Nom de l'entreprise
    9176-4092 QUÉBEC INC.
    Numéro d'identification:
    1164100639
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    Nom précédent
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    Statut
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    Date d'enregistrement
    2006-11-23 00:0
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    3675 boul. Dagenais O
    Laval (Québec) H7P5C9

    Forme juridique
    Compagnie
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    Le registre ne fait état d'aucune faillite pour cette entreprise.
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    La personne morale n'a fait l'objet d'aucune fusion ou scission.
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    La personne morale n'a fait l'objet d'aucune continuation ou autre transformation.
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    Garderies pour enfants
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    MAKDESSI, DAVID

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    3800 rue Jérémie Laval (Québec) H7P6G6 Canada

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    MAKDESSI, JOHN

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    4005 rue Frémont Laval (Québec) H7T1T6 Canada

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    MAKDESSI, JOHN

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    4005 rue Frémont Laval (Québec) H7T1T6 Canada

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    MAKDESSI, DAVID

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    3800 rue Jérémie Laval (Québec) H7P6G6 Canada

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    MAKDESSI, DAVID

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    3800 rue Jérémie Laval (Québec) H7P6G6 Canada

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    MAKDESSI, JOHN

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    4005 rue Frémont Laval (Québec) H7T1T6 C
     
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    Lol at that excuse
     
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    'My brother handled the business. I just profited from it.' - John Makdessi
     
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    Reason #487 why you don't mix business and family. This is only going to get uglier.
     
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    Can someone give a brief summary of what happened?
     
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    ftf owes about 15 fighters sponsor money, from 1 year back
     
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    a that's what most guys would say if Mousasi was coming for dat ass..
     
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    its the phone number and there business reg number
     
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    its canadian:D
     
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    Our web page contains only public data regarding companies from Quebec, Canada. Shareholders largest shareholderThe main shareholder is not a majority. Name Makdessi, DAVID Address 3800 rue Jérémie Laval (Quebec) Canada H7P6G6 Second shareholder Name Makdessi, JOHN Address 4005 Fremont Street Laval (Quebec) Canada H7T1T6 Directors of another's propertyName Makdessi, JOHN Function VP Start date of the term of office End date Address 4005 Fremont Street Laval (Quebec) Canada H7T1T6 Name Makdessi, DAVID Function President Date beginning of the term of office End date Address 3800 rue Jérémie Laval (Quebec) Canada H7P6G6 Name Makdessi, DAVID Function Treasurer Start Date term of office End date Address3800 rue Jérémie Laval (Quebec) Canada H7P6G6 Name Makdessi, JOHN Function Secretary Starting date of the term of office End date Address 4005 Fremont Street Laval (Quebec) H7T1T6 C
     
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