Report: Nemesis Fight Postponed to Avoid Storm

By Mike Whitman Nov 3, 2010
Keith Jardine: Dave Mandel |

Keith Jardine was scheduled to headline a Nemesis Fight Promotions event in the Dominican Republic on Nov. 13, but it looks like “The Dean of Mean” will have to wait another month before attempting to halt his five-fight losing streak.

“MMA Global Invasion,” set to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, has reportedly been postponed due to possible inclement weather. The new date for the event will be Dec. 11, according to Jardine.

A tropical storm named Tomas could hit the island of Hispaniola, which is made up of both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The storm originated on the west coast of Africa and worked its way northwest toward the Caribbean, producing heavy wind and rain along the way. Tomas beat up the Lesser Antilles last weekend, damaging the islands of Barbados, St. Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago among others.

Jardine announced the news of the event's postponement on his Web site Tuesday, stating that he was disappointed at the delay. He was scheduled to meet Brazilian Francisco France in the main event.

Jardine isn't the only former UFC veteran on the fight card, however, as the show will be comprised almost exclusively of former UFC, Strikeforce and WEC talent, including Paul Buentello, Jeff Curran, Terry Martin and Jeremy Horn.

Nemesis had marketed the event as a “four-day, all-inclusive, world-class experience in paradise.” Buyers of the ticket package would have access not only to the fights, but also to the fighters themselves prior to the weigh-in. A celebrity golf tournament was also planned, according to the promotion's Web site.

Representatives of Nemesis Fight Promotions could not be reached for comment.
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