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When news came of the lawsuit against the UFC, Scott Coker took exception with the idea that Bellator MMA was being considered as a minor league organization. Coker addressed the issue with MMAfighting.com's Marc Raimondi), saying: “Do I think Bellator is a minor league? The answer is no.” As a relatively new figure in the promotion, it is not surprising that Coker would come to the defense of his employer; he managed to keep Strikeforce going in the MMA scene for many years before the UFC final read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime ban from competing in the state. There's been another twist in the tale of Wanderlei Silva versus the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Having previously been banned for life by the NSAC, as well as fined $70,000 for effectively evading a random drug test for his bout against Chael Sonnen, Silva has read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Following his twitter battle with Cody McKenzie over the UFC lawsuit, Mac Danzig was on MSNBC, and his viewpoint was surprisingly different. When Mac Danzig and Cody McKenzie had their back and for over Twitter last month, it seemed like a clear case of the company guy and the dissatisfied former employee arguing about their former employer's way of doing business. Danzig's position seemed to fall heavily on the side of: If you didn't say it while you were working there, you shouldn't say it onc read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture played a significant role in helping ZUFFA turn a company that was $2 million in the red into a global combat sports brand worth over $1 billion. Look no further than his trilogy against fellow elder statesman Chuck Liddell. But after calling it a career, Couture and UFC President Dana White had a falling out (again) and "The Natural" split for greener pastures under the Viacom umbrella, which le read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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How many checks does it take for a lawsuit to go away? Looking for a big payday? Join in on the class-action lawsuit that was recently levied against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and you just may get your wish. That's according to Don Frye, who spoke to Submission Radio on the recent legal woes his former employer is facing. According the Frye, the plaintiffs -- which include Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry and initiated by Carlos Newton -- will walk away from further legal procedure read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Game on. The gloves are officially off on. Zuffa, parent company of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has announced that it has entrusted the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner LPP to lead the charge in the class-action lawsuit levied against the mixed martial arts (MMA) company a few weeks ago. The official statement (via MMA Fighting): We have built a popular business from modest beginnings by meeting the needs of fans and fighters. Millions of people have watched our bouts, we have inst read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC officials announced Monday that they have hired a prestigious law firm to defend them in a class-action lawsuit recently brought against them by current and former UFC fighters. The UFC released the unattributed statement Tuesday on its website. "We are proud of the company we have built, confident in our legal position, and intend to prevail in this lawsuit," the statement read in part. Officials from the promotion and its parent company, Zuffa, announced in the statement that they have ret read news >>

  • a month 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 >>

  • a month 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 >>

  • a month ago
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has hired attorneys from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to defend the promotion in an anti-trust lawsuit filed by a group of fighters. read news >>

  • a month 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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Former UFC heavyweight Don Frye discusses the reasons why he does not trust the fighters involved with the UFC class action lawsuit. read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC, received an unwanted last-minute Christmas present on Wednesday when a third anti-trust lawsuit was filed against them. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Bellator CEO Scott Coker discusses the UFC class action lawsuit levied against the promotion several weeks ago and why he does not appreciate Bellator being labeled as a ‘minor league’ within the court documents. Less than two weeks ago, BloodyElbow.com's John S. Nash and Brent Brookhouse uncovered the news that several high profile fighters had filed a class action anti-trust lawsuit against the UFC worth $100 million. Within the lawsuit, the UFC is accused of sponsorship control to monopolisti read news >>

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