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Antitrust in Mixed Martial Arts

By Edward Hulshof – Thompson Rivers University JD Student

The UFC’s legal woes continue as the Le et al v. Zuffa antitrust lawsuit enters discovery. Zuffa, LLC (“Zuffa”), the corporate entity who owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand, has been the subject of staunch criticism for anticompetitive practices and the use of coercive adhesion contracts for several years. 506 more words

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Kumite with Butch Hiles Part 3

Last week we looked into the styles Butch practices and what he listens to on the radio when working out. In this week’s edition Butch will recount the challenges he and other local martial artist faced when trying to bring Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts to West Virginia. 761 more words


Jon Jones' Plea Hearing Arranged for September

It has been confirmed that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will face the judge and jury within the month.

Following reports that Jones and his legal team were positioning for a plea bargain, the hearing has now been scheduled for a 29th September date held at Albuquerque’s Second Judicial District Court. 156 more words


UFC, Pay Ronda Rousey

I know it is never polite to count other peoples money, but in this case I think I am going to do it anyway. Last post I talked about how Ronda Rousey is the must see show when it comes to the fight game. 453 more words

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UFC Champ Jose Aldo Wants Fighters To Unionize

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo Jr. spoke with Globo TV’s Combate recently and discussed, among other things, the exclusive sponsorship deal that UFC has entered into with Reebok that goes into full effect in July. 518 more words


Chad Mendes Inks Lengthy New UFC Deal

Chad Mendes fans need not worry, the No. 1 ranked UFC featherweight contender isn’t leaving the MMA juggernaut anytime soon.

Mendes on Monday signed a new eight-fight contract that should keep the Team Alpha Male fighter in the Octagon for the next few years, at minimum.   144 more words