UFC Accused Of Breaking The Sherman Antitrust Act – Here’s What We Know

The UFC has been accused of engaging in anti-competitive measures to gain an advantage over its competitors.

According to reports, a lawsuit was filed in 2014 where several UFC fighters, such as Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch, alleged that the UFC had broken the terms of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

As a result, the UFC was accused of rooting out their competition so that they would have full power over how much fighters could earn.

In response, the UFC has denied doing anything that had violated any laws. But now that the court will hear the case, there is plenty at stake.

In response, sports lawyer Erik Magraken has given his take on what could happen next.

“In a nutshell, there’s three things the court said. Number 1: That they use oppressive contracts. Number 2: That they use ruthless tactics outside of those oppressive contracts, and combined those two things keep fighters from really ever enjoying free agency.

“And 3: The court found that the UFC has bought up competition not to necessarily make their product better, but instead to give fighters fewer choices on the open market,” Magraken said

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