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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

  • 7 days 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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In a two-part series, Bloody Elbow’s resident economist and former antitrust practitioner takes readers through the complete ins-and-outs of the fighter lawsuit against the UFC. Two weeks ago we had a big day in MMA with the announcement of the UFC/Reebok sponsorship deal. Now we've got two big days in the span of two weeks as a group of current and former fighters officially filed an antitrust lawsuit against the UFC yesterday under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. What does it all mean? What's an read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is not going down without a fight. That's according to a statement from the promotion's official website, which came just hours after a media press conference in San Jose, Calif., where past and present UFC fighters Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry announced a class action lawsuit against the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. UFC responds: The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity t read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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The antitrust lawsuit against the UFC has been filed, you can read the full document right here at Bloody Elbow. We know far more about the lawsuit against the UFC as filed by fighters now, with the press conference currently taking place. We know that Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry are the fighters named on the initial suit. The suit accuses the UFC of a lot of different aspects of anti-competitive behavior, ranging from sponsorship control to buying of competitors to the control of fighter read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going to be hearing from some familiar faces over the next few months, as mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and former UFC headliners Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry have been named as "identity class plaintiffs" in the upcoming class-action lawsuit against the promotion. Somebody call Sean Sherk! The lawsuit, which was announced earlier today at a special press conference in San Jose, California, accuses UFC of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, aft read news >>