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I have a friend who owns a chain of nutrition stores in Southern California. He is friends with the guys at Gaspari Nutrition who signed an endorsement deal with Ronda Rousey long ago.

From what I understand, the owners of UFC just bought her a Bentley. 

They say she showed up late to the LA Fitness Expo yesterday, Saturday, January 31, 2014 and then proceeded to sit down, kick her feet up, and started to text.

As she sat there, she allegedly refused to sign autographs and that sometime during the event she threw down her protein bar and said something like, "fuck that, I don't need this shit" and quit and walked out of the event. 

I have always been a fan of Rousey especially with her connection to Skrap Pack. Anyway, the friend of mine said the guys from Gaspari told him all of this. Can anyone else confirm this?

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It looks like it is true that Ronda left Gaspari in a hissie fit and that they have decided not to sue her for breach of contract. Instead, they signed Ashley Kaltwasser:

2013 Ms. Bikini Olympia Winner Ashley Kaltwasser Officially Joins Team Gaspari

Ashley Kaltwasser will be appearing at the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival weekend with Team Gaspari.

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Ashley Kaltwasser

Ms. Bikini Olympia Winner Ashley Kaltwasser

[release-topquote]'Gaspari not only has the best products in the industry but also the best athletes.' - Ashley Kaltwasser[release-bottomquote]

Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

Gaspari Nutrition®, a globally distributed sport nutrition company, is proud to announce that IFBB Pro and Ms. Olympia champion Ashley Kaltwasser has officially joined Gaspari Nutrition. CEO Rich Gaspari's vision is to grow a sports nutrition empire with athletes of all genres helping to spread his message of physical fitness excellence through nutrition.

"I welcome Ashley to Team Gaspari! She is a great representative of the balance of beauty and Fitness that women strive to achieve," said Gaspari.

Kaltwasser had an impressive 2013 competitive season with four first place wins, and three second place finishes in the IFBB Professional League. Team Gaspari is excited to debut Kaltwasser on the ever popular Gaspari TV's Physique 90 fitness show. This video series is dedicated to showing fitness enthusiasts the very tips and techniques the pros use to build their masterful physiques.

"I have been using Gaspari products daily ever since I started training for my first NPC Bikini competition and it has been a company that I have admired since day one. It's such an honor to now be a part of Team Gaspari and I am beyond excited to represent this amazing brand that displays so much success and professionalism. Gaspari not only has the best products in the industry but also the best athletes. I want to thank Rich Gaspari & team for bringing me on board and Troy Johnson for "finding" me. Also, a special Thank you goes to my manager, JM Manion of FMG for his continued guidance and support,” said Kaltwasser.

Kaltwasser is a member of the world famous Fitness Management Group headed by JM Manion. This fitness focused talent agency is known for managing some of the best competitors in the global fitness industry.

Fitness Management Group (FMG) is proud to have Ashley Kaltwasser join Gaspari Nutrition as she moves forward with her career in the IFBB Professional League. When Ashley spoke to Gaspari Nutrition representatives, she told FMG she felt this was the right supplement company for her due to their tremendous products, the professionalism of all their representative's and of course speaking with and getting a chance to work with Rich Gaspari himself. FMG is just as excited as Ashley about the signing,” said Manion.

Kaltwasser will be joining fellow teammates at the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival weekend in Columbus, OH February 28, 2014. The Gaspari booth will be wildly popular as they will be unveiling their all new pre-workout muscle builder Superpump 3.0 along with the wildly popular thermogenic powerhouse Detonate XT .

About Gaspari Nutrition®

Gaspari Nutrition is headquartered in Lakewood, NJ and is a rapidly expanding, healthy lifestyle sports company that develops and distributes a full line of nutritional supplements. Gaspari's propriety and award winning products address all categories of an active lifestyle including muscle building, weight loss, and general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. They are one of the few companies to sponsor independent, 3rd party research on their products to prove their efficacy. Gaspari Nutrition is sold in over 85 countries, including over 85 Popeye's locations in Canada, and available in over 5,000 US retail outlets that include GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and Kroger, as well as over 100 online stores, including Bodybuilding.com, Amazon, DrugStore.com, and SupplementsCanada.com. For more information, please visit http://www.GaspariNutrition.com.


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Former manager: Rousey refused to honor legal and moral obligations

California State Athletic Commission director Andy Foster recently ruled that the fight portion of the contract between UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and the management group Fight Tribe was not valid.

Under California Business and Professions Code §18640, the CSAC has the “sole direction, management, control of and jurisdiction” of fighter management contract disputes in MMA and boxing in California.

Specifically, he ruled that Rousey is free of the mixed martial arts portion of her contract. However, he did not rule on the commercial aspect of the contract, which he instead deferred to the Superior Court of California.

According to Sherdogthe contract was dated May 15, 2012, signed January 29, 2013, and granted her manager 10 percent of Rousey’s income generated from fighting, modeling, acting and other commercial activities.

Now former manager Darin Harvey responds, via ProMMANow.

“When I first met Ronda Rousey four years ago, she was destitute and UFC President Dana White was quoted as saying a woman would never fight in the UFC," said Harvey. "I set out to make Ronda a star and prove Dana wrong. The results speak for themselves. Ronda is now a highly sought-after model, spokesperson and actress, not to mention the first and still reigning female UFC champion. She deserves all the credit in the world for her accomplishments, but she never would have achieved such unprecedented success without the unwavering financial investment, career guidance and professional support Fight Tribe Management and I provided her.

"I am not a litigious person, but I never thought for a moment that once she made it to the top, Ronda would turn her back on us and refuse to honor her legal and moral obligations. After months of radio silence and without even giving me the courtesy of an explanation I was forced to go to court to compel Ronda to private arbitration per the terms of our agreement. Before that could be sorted out, Ronda’s legal team ran to the State Athletic Commission, demanded an expedited hearing and tried to get our entire agreement thrown out on a technicality."

Still unexplained is the nature of the disagreement. One of Rousey's Attorneys referenced it, saying only "We agree with the arbitrator’s decision to keep those details out of the opinion and to focus on the law."

Harvey characterized Rousey's position as "pathetic."

"During our four-hour hearing last week, I finally heard Ronda’s side of the story," said Harvey. "Frankly, it’s pathetic and I’m not surprised the Commission chose not to include any of that in their written decision. The Commission did properly reject Ronda’s attempt to invalidate the entirety of our agreement, and I am very pleased with that aspect of their decision. Our case against Ronda will now proceed. I am confident that when all the facts are presented to an impartial private arbitrator, Fight Tribe Management’s contributions to Ronda’s career will be fully recognized and fairly rewarded.”

Rousey's attorney Alexander Polyachenko told Sherdog he believes the matter will be decided in her favor.

"Going forward, we feel strongly that since Darin is no longer going to be her manager, the entire purported agreement should be deemed invalid, since the overall purpose of the contract has been frustrated," said Polyachenko. "However, since such a ruling would be beyond the scope of the CSAC arbitration, we anticipate having to establish that in private arbitration and Superior Court.”

Thus the fight continues, but MMAJunkie obtained the figures involved, and the sums are not the millions that many people assume.

Harvey submitted an exhibit showing that from January 2010 to January 2014, he received $25,608 from Rousey’s fight earnings, $23,180 from pay-per-view proceeds, and $20,830 from sponsorships. In turn, he spent $170,376 on the fighter’s training camps, living expenses and sparring partners, resulting in a loss of $85,818.

The manager argued he is entitled to the “fair market value” of his services from May 2012, when the agreement was first drafted, to the present. The commission, however, said that awarding Harvey any monies “would be inconsistent with the provisions of California law requiring proper written fighter-manager contracts.

“Harvey violated the statutory scheme designed for the protection of athletes, like Rousey, and therefore, Harvey will receive no help from this commission in enforcing this illegal fighter-manager contract.”

Without hearing Rousey's side, it is hard to come to a final conclusion, but the figures illustrate, absolutely, at the very least, that all California managers should make sure their contracts are in compliance with state law.


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