MMA star Lance Palmer has a message for the PFL preventing promotion … give me a struggle or let me out of my contract!!
Palmer is a 32-year-old 2-time winner (2018, 2019) of the Skilled Fighters League’s million-dollar match … and hoped to earn one other milli competing on this 12 months’s competitors.
COVID-19 had different plans … and when the virus hit the U.S., PFL execs pulled the plug on the season.
However, now that fight sports activities — the UFC, Bellator, boxing — are again … Lance tells TMZ Sports activities he is achieved sitting on the sidelines watching different fighters earn a residing.
“PFL wants to carry an occasion, and it must be earlier than the 12 months’s finish for the athletes which can be below contract, or there must be a launch of some type.”
Regardless of the way it could sound, Palmer says he has a ton of respect for the individuals who run PFL … and is not attempting to beef with them.
“There is not any menace about it. It is extra of, do the best factor, and let’s get a struggle scheduled.”
FYI, Lance hasn’t fought since Dec 2019 … and says PFL does not plan on reserving him a bout till subsequent summer season — an 18-month layoff.
“Greater than making a living, it is about competing in my prime. And, to have 18 months off, and to attempt to maintain us out till subsequent June for the precise season, I do not agree with it in any respect, and that is kinda after I’m talking out for everyone on the roster at PFL.”
Palmer says loads of different preventing organizations and sports activities leagues have found out the right way to safely maintain occasions whereas conserving athletes protected and wholesome … so blaming the layoff on COVID-19 does not fly anymore.
“The excuse of the coronavirus is not an excuse anymore. There are methods to go round it, and nonetheless make it protected for the athlete.”
Lance desires at the least 1 — and even 2 fights — in 2020 … however as of now, he is acquired none. Your transfer, PFL.