Free speech isn't always free, especially in the MMA industry.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution - which provides
that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" -
only goes so far.
As MMAjunkie.com legal consultant and columnist David Nelmark explains, free-speech rights aren't universal, and in the MMA industry, everyone from promoters to commission officials to the courts to website operators can have that ultimate say.