Lance Palmer is a former two-time WSOF Featherweight Champion and a two-time PFL Featherweight Champion, but it looks like his time with the promotion may be coming to an end.
That’s because Palmer has requested his release from the promotion after the PFL put out a statement, allegedly against Palmer’s father, for allegedly mocking the Black Lives Matter movement on social media.
"I feel like it's defamation on my character to put a post out regarding my dad, when it really has nothing to do with PFL or anything that I said," Palmer told ESPN. "It would be different if it were me saying something or me agreeing with something, but this makes zero sense to me. And this is just the icing on the cake for how uncooperative they've been throughout the whole process of canceling their season. I'm trying to speak up for the other people who are getting screwed around in this scenario, and now I feel like I've taken the brunt of it with this situation. I don't think they are referring to anything recent, so they are searching for something at this point. And this is not even on my account. They've talked to me about how I'm the face of this company and this and that, but when it comes to negotiations and paying me something that I think is fair, to stick around for next season, they didn't want to do that. And then this scenario comes out, making it a political and race thing. It's really strange to me. I feel like they're searching for anything at this point."
The promotion’s statement, allegedly against Palmer's father's social media posts, states:
"We stand in solidarity with the black community and the PFL does not condone in any way racist or misogynistic views."
Palmer, who hasn’t been released as of this writing, says he make take legal action against the PFL.
"I feel like legal action has to be taken against them at this point," Palmer said. "And it's unfortunate, because I've had their back since before anyone even thought they were going to have their $1 million paydays."
There has been no statement at this time from the PFL as to Palmer’s standing within the company.