September 24, 2018

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 fighters are represented by Eric L. Cramer, Michael Dell’Angelo, Patrick F. Madden and Mark R. Suter of Berger & Montague PC, Joseph R. Saveri, Joshua P. Davis, Jiamin Chen and Kevin E. Rayhill of Joseph Saveri Law Firm Inc., Benjamin D. Brown, Richard A. Koffman and Dan Silverman of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Don Springmeyer and Bradley Schrager of Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP, Robert C. Maysey and Jerome K. Elwell of Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek PLC, William G. Caldes of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis PC, John D. Radice of Radice Law Firm PC and Frederick S. Schwartz of The Law Office of Frederick S. Schwartz.

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