Brazilian website Tatame reported on Tuesday that Dream featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes (8-2) is unhappy with the promotion and has rejected a proposed September bout at Dream 16 in Nagoya, Japan.
"The Flash" told Guilherme Cruz:
"Dream called me two days ago to offer me a fight on September 21, but I said I won’t fight until they pay me for my last fight [against Joachim Hansen on 3/22/10]... I have family, I have a wife and I can’t work without getting paid. I’ll only fight again when they pay me for my last fight."
This is, unfortunately, not a shocking development when it comes to Dream. Last August, Nick Diaz' trainer and manager Cesar Gracie wrote that the promotion had yet to pay Diaz for a May bout against Katsuya Inoue. Gary Goodridge is still awaiting compensation for his New Year's Eve match with Gegard Mousasi, and Tatame adds that Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza wasn't paid for months following his 2009 fight with Jason Miller.
It sounds like that Puji money can't come in fast enough for FEG.