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  • 17 days ago
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UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture has been hesitant to add his name to the recent UFC antitrust lawsuit filings, but believes it cracks the door for Bellator, WSOF, and others. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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LAS VEGAS – Jon Jones recently admitted he might have misrepresented the facts regarding the termination of his Nike endorsement deal. But today he made it clear he doesn’t believe he outright lied.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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The UFC has hired a powerful New York-based law firm to help defend against several recent antitrust lawsuits claiming the juggernaut is an unfair monopoly. read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Two weeks after the announcement of a class-action lawsuit against Zuffa LLC, parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the company announced it has engaged a heavyweight in antitrust litigation in defense against the legal action. New York-based firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP will represent Zuffa in the case filed on behalf of fighters Cung Le, Jon Fitch, and Nate Quarry on Dec. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Lead litigator Bill Isaacson expre read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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UFC officials have announced that Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP will represent the promotion in the upcoming litigation against antitrust claims and reaffirmed their intention to “stand up against the plaintiffs in this litigation.”Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Bloody Elbow’s resident economist and former antitrust practitioner clarifies the issue of career length and exclusive contracts in the UFC lawsuit. Two weeks ago, I dissected the details of the lawsuit filed against the UFC (here and here) from the perspective of someone who used to provide expert witness support in these exact types of antitrust cases. The intent was to translate the plaintiffs' legal arguments into everyday English and cover the likely ways the UFC will rebut and attack the c read news >>

  • a month ago
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One of the major points of the antitrust lawsuit filed against the UFC last week was the standing of other mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. In order to argue the UFC is a monopoly, the complaint asserts that every other MMA promotion is lesser. In particular, the lawsuit calls Bellator, regarded as the No. 2 MMA company in the world, "a minor league." Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting this week that he disagreed with that claim. "Do I think Bellator is a mino read news >>

  • a month ago
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Just in time for Christmas, a third antitrust class action complaint was filed with Brandon Vera and Pablo Garza named as the plaintiffs. Another antitrust suit has been filed in the California Northern District Court against Zuffa, LLC, the majority owner of the UFC: 5:14-cv-05621 Vera et al v. Zuffa, LLC. The plaintiffs this time are listed as former UFC fighters Pablo Garza and Brandon Vera. The complaint has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins. Vera was at one time a serious read news >>

  • a month ago
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In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss the class-action lawsuit against the UFC, and fans’ tendency to side with management over labor in pro sports disputes.Filed under: News, (...) read news >>

  • a month ago
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You must choose ... but choose wisely! When news broke earlier this week that former UFC fighters were banding together to sue ZUFFA LLC for violating antitrust laws, MMA fans were expecting to see several deposed combatants with a "Axe" to grind, like Pete Rose'd middleweight Wanderlei Silva. Or perhaps even Tito Ortiz, who is no stranger to having his name dragged through the mud by UFC President Dana White. But just like his UFC 25 opponent, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" was nowhere to be se read news >>

  • a month ago
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ESPN investigative reporter, John Barr, discusses what prompted the antitrust lawsuit brought against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) by Jon Fitch, Cung Le and Nate Quarry earlier this week (Tues. Dec 16, 2014). As Barr reveals, the case still has to go through a few more steps before it gets certified as a class action suit, which means the team attorneys leading the charge will likely seek other fighters to join the case. For more on the historic lawsuit, click here. read news >>

  • a month ago
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In the second installment of a two-part series, Bloody Elbow’s resident economist and former antitrust practitioner takes readers through the section-by-section details of the fighters’ lawsuit against the UFC. In part 1 yesterday, we went through a general overview of antitrust cases, the broad allegations in this particular case, the pre-trial procedures and the arguments most antitrust plaintiffs and defendants tend to make. Today we're dissecting the nitty-gritty details of the fighters' com read news >>

  • a month ago
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When Chris Wilson was getting set to fight Jon Fitch at UFC 82, back when Fitch was Fitch and Wilson was just some dude, I can remember asking the kindly "Professor" if he was intimidated stepping in there against an established contender. "No, not at all," Wilson said. "What is Fitch going to do, summon the wind?" Cut to six years later, exactly 100 pay-per-views removed as we near UFC 182, and Wilson has his answer. Here is Fitch summoning the wind. On Tuesday a class action antitrust lawsuit read news >>

  • a month ago
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On Tuesday, former UFC fighters Jon Fitch, Cung Le and Nate Quarry filed a lawsuit against their former employer alleging that the fight promotion has become a monopoly. read news >>

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