A group of former UFC fighters are suing the promotion for a huge sum of money 7 years ago

A group of former UFC fighters are suing the promotion for a huge sum of money

This could be the biggest story of the year

A number of former UFC fighters have banded together to launch a class action lawsuit against the promotion. The lawsuit accuses the UFC of being a monopoly that forces out competition from rival promotions and limits fighter earnings. Hundreds of fighters are reportedly involved with the case and the sum of money the group are seeking from the UFC is estimated to be in the nine-figure range.

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The lawsuit against ZUFFA LLC, the parent company of the UFC, has been in the works for a long time, according to the lawyers involved. After several months of rumours, they officially announced they would be filing the lawsuit at a press conference in San Jose today. The suit has named three plaintiffs: current UFC middleweight Cung Le, and former UFC title contenders Jon Fitch and Nathan Quarry.

UPDATE:

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MMA journalist Ariel Helwani was at the press conference today and he livetweeted the event, which you can see below.

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Hat-tip to ESPN