Many thanks to RobL for sending this one along… I’m still trying to piece all the details together.It apprears to envolve Liam Harrison of and some of the Bad Company Fighters. They guys had some shorts made up with mock logos… the WBC and UKMF didn’t find it amusing and is banning their fighters from future shows…
This is the statement that was released to the The AX forum from the UKMF .
At the recent 8 man tournament hosted and promoted by Dan Green one of the fighters elected to publically impugn the joint integrities of both the UKMF and WMC by adorning his fight shorts with ‘altered’ logo’s of both organisations.
The UKMF have announced an immediate expulsion of this fighter from all UKMF promotions for a period of one year from the date of offence. His Club is also expelled as are his fighters and students.
The WMC are pusuing legal action for deformation of copyright image and looking to impose a ban on this fighter from all WMC sanctioned promotions worldwide
Until the fighter has been made aware of the consequences of his ill concieved actions his identity will remain with held”
Basically as you can see… these are similar to the “offending” shorts.
Honestly I can’t believe the UKMF and WMC are doing this… I’m actually amazed someone was able to spot the modification.
Liam’s response “thats a bit over the top aint it…its only a joke which is not aimed at any of the organisations, theres been others who have it on the shorts also its not aimed at the sanctions its a joke about the whole Team scandal thing…its been done with loads of different logos just joking about, and no one has said owt….iv got shorts that have a wizard on and the say Scandolph the wizard but i cant see Lord of the rings rining me up and sueing me for copyright.? its only a joke between the people in the TS thing…not aimed at anyone or any sanction or owt…just need a bit of a sense of humour and to relax and see the funny side.”
“we jokingly said it and got badges made for our shorts along with are TS logos and given to most the guys who are in Team Scandal as a joke…as we are called Team Scandal we decided when we fight we could JOKINGLY be UNITED KINGDOM MUAYTHAI SCANDALERS or UKMS thats what are logo was, or the fighters who fought internationally could be WMS WORLD MUAYTHAI SCANDALERS…..pls if anyone really finds this offensive just say, cos we all thought it was pretty funny…iv got a pair of shorts like it, so have at least 10-15 others IT WAS A JOKE….”