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Martial artist involved in contract dispute with sports agency

UFC fans in California and beyond most likely follow the successful career of Nate Diaz, a prize fighter in the industry. In fact, the Diaz versus McGregor fight was one of the highest paying fights of all time, raking in approximately $2 million for Diaz. That fight, and several others, are now the subjects of a raging contract dispute in a civil court that The Ballengee Group, a sports agency, has filed against Diaz and several others.

The company says they had a deal with Diaz, and he failed to keep his end of the bargain. They claim the contract dispute arose when he and two others came up with a plan to breach the agreement. According to those representing the sports agency in court, Diaz failed to pay for services in four separate events.

A well-written contract is usually quite specific regarding each party's obligations and responsibilities therein. A person cannot simply walk away and ignore an existing valid agreement. However, proving that someone has done so is often quite a challenge. If contracted parties interpret the terms of the agreement differently, it can be a real problem.

To avoid such issues, many people consult with business and commercial law attorneys before adding their names to written agreements of any kind. An experienced attorney can review a prospective agreement and advise a client as to whether it is satisfactory and in alignment with that person's particular business goals. A California attorney can also advocate on a client's behalf in court should an unresolved contract issue necessitate litigation.

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