“UFC Says Fighters Already Have Text Messages They Seek,” Law360
May 25, 2017
The UFC on Wednesday hit back at a request by mixed martial arts fighters to turn over text messages from cellphones used by owner Dana White in their lawsuit accusing the organization of illegally dominating the sport, saying the fighters are asking for information they already have.
Zuffa LLC, which does business as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, told U.S. District Judge Richard F. Boulware II that the fighters’ request is unnecessary considering that their concerns stem from a collection of less than 70 text messages. The fighters filed their motion to compel on May 9, seeking among other things electronic message logs for White’s four work cellphone numbers, as well as written reports on the collection information and the phone used when the messages were sent or received.