Fighters Say They Can Prove UFC Depressed Their Wages

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 9:29 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of mixed martial arts fighters told a Nevada federal court Friday that they have proof the Ultimate Fighting Championship's parent company pushed out competitors and depressed their wages, and that their antitrust suit should proceed.

The fighters urged the court to reject Zuffa LLC's motion to end their antitrust suit, saying they have evidence the company made itself the dominant MMA promoter in part by pressuring fighters into exclusive contracts. They claim it used that market dominance to decrease the percentage of its revenue it paid out in wages.

"The overwhelming evidence shows it did abuse its market...

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