Six Reasons The UFC’s New Owners Are Walking Into A Hornet’s Nest

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Class Action Lawsuit

In addition to the possible formation of a fighters’ union, WME-IMG will also be entering at a time where a class action lawsuit has been filed against the UFC.

Back in 2014, former UFC fighters Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry filed a lawsuit against the promotion accusing it of “illegally maintaining monopoly and monopsony power by systematically eliminating competition from rival promoters, artificially suppressing fighters’ earnings from bouts and merchandising and marketing activities through restrictive contracting and other exclusionary practices” (via Sherdog).

Although a conclusion hasn’t been met yet, the new owners could be facing some serious issues if the promotion is indeed found guilty in court.