26 May 2013 12:20:52 PM
One week ago today, Invicta FC CEO Shannon Knapp posted a Facebook message warning fighters and fans about the predatory, deceitful and manipulative tactics of MMA manager Brett Atchley, causing numerous other fighters to come forward and describe in great detail what a rotten guy he apparently is. Now, Knapp has revealed to Inside MMA that Atchley will no longer be allowed to attend future Invicta FC events. Via Inside MMA:
“In light of the documented information that has come to us – and this is via text messages from Mr. Atchley, along with email and things of that nature – with the misuse of our company name, my name [and] also in light of the fact that some of these sexual misconduct allegations have taken place at our events, we’re going to stand firm in saying Mr. Atchley will not be welcome at our events.”
Couldn’t have happened to a[n allegedly] nicer guy.
In his defense, Atchley offered the following statement:
“I am stunned and deeply saddened that my reputation as a hard-working manager can be torn apart by a few unfounded malicious attacks against me and my character. I categorically deny all of the false allegations that have been made and look forward to an opportunity to clear my name.”
If it were only “a few” allegations, Atchley probably wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place. In reality, there are multiple reports here and here covering the terrible things that he’s been accused of doing. It didn’t exactly help his cause that he would falsely represent Invicta FC, either; not a good way to keep up appearances with a promotion.
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