UFC Fires BACK on the Fighter Anti-Trust Lawsuit
After two weeks of silence the UFC released a statement on their UFC.com website regarding the anti-trust lawsuit launched by UFC fighters on Dec 15, 2015.
The UFC STATEMENT reads:
We have built a popular business from modest beginnings by meeting the needs of fans and fighters. Millions of people have watched our bouts, we have instituted leading health and safety measures for our athletes, and fighters are free to negotiate contract terms.
We will stand up against the plaintiffs in this litigation every step of the way, and have engaged attorneys from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP with a depth of experience in antitrust issues.
Bill Isaacson, our lead litigator, says, “The antitrust laws have long favored companies that create new products and services that consumers want. That is exactly what the UFC has done here through its long and substantial investment in building a popular sport.”
We are proud of the company we have built, confident in our legal position, and intend to prevail in this lawsuit.
Since December 15th and additional two lawsuits have been filed. You can read the full story of the initial lawsuit here.
Listen to the full conference call announcing the lawsuit (via SoundCloud)