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The problems start with his pathetic $15k per fight salary. How can you expect a 7 or 8 year veteran (with 11 bonuses) to be content with his employer when he's getting paid next to nothing. This is absolutely pathetic on the part of the UFC and I side with Diaz 100% with regards to his dissent and behaviour. The UFC should just release the poor guy so he can go to Bellator and collect a decent check which he more than deserves.

I tend to agree with you but then again Diaz is the stupid idiot who signed the contract

 

I love the Diaz brothers as fighters, some of my favorite guys to watch for a while now so I'm torn on the situation 

post #5492 of 34299
Welp...

Report: Fighters' class-action lawsuit against UFC 'imminent' and could result in '$100s of millions' in damages

I guess in hindsight, we probably should have seen this coming.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) could soon find itself on the hot seat, as the ZUFFA-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is expected to be slapped with a class-action lawsuit from both current and former fighters, one that could return "hundreds of millions of dollars" in damages.

The suit will be based on accusations that the UFC has violated antitrust laws by abusing their "market power" to intentionally and systematically cripple the free market ... seeking damages for potentially hundreds of millions of dollars due to reduced fight purses, video game rights fees, and other sources of income.

According to our sources the fighters are represented by three or four large firms renowned for antitrust litigation. The firms named to us have won major class action antitrust cases against bigger targets than the UFC, including against those in the banking, credit, technology and pharmaceutical industries.

As one well known former fighter told us "These are major players. These are not people [the UFC] will be able to out-spend."

Can't blame this one on the culinary union.

UFC has long battled the public perception that it operates as a "monopoly," thanks in part to high-profile pieces from outlets like ESPN. It also didn't help that current fighters (like this future garbage man) were calling them onto the carpet for shady tactics.

Even as far back as 2008.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) informed the law firm of Axinn, Veltrop, and Harkrider, retained by ZUFFA to represent them during a 2012 inquiry (read it here), that it was closing its "monopoly" investigation into the world's largest fight promotion and that "no further action was warranted by the commission."

A lot has changed since then.

Including last month's Reebok deal ... which eliminates fighters' ability to secure outside sponsors. One top combatant has already felt the pinch, while another -- who fights later this evening -- has been crying foul for well over a year. Those cries fell on deaf ears.

Until now...

Stay tuned for more details on this pending lawsuit, which is likely to produce a list of names, some of which I'm sure will raise more than a few eyebrows.

Any guesses?
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post #5493 of 34299
WOW Varner got subbed with the QUICKNESS
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post #5494 of 34299
^
The replay definitely showed he hit his head on that takedown attempt.

Anik should get paid extra for trying to get in the middle of the Cormier and jones scuffle.
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That was a beautiful uppercut.
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That opening.. roll.gif
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Totally forgot about these joints ... Great fight card but have to see show time when it comes on.

Ugh ...

That overeem vs struve has me intrigue ....
post #5498 of 34299
Nate Diaz.. roll.gif
post #5499 of 34299

nate is hilarious..

post #5500 of 34299
The Diaz brothers always be acting up man .. Dudes seem to have anger issues in real life man .. Lmao
post #5501 of 34299
Damn Mitrione didn't touch gloves.. roll.gif

Edit: Mitrione with the KO
post #5502 of 34299

I have Mitrione

post #5503 of 34299

damn just as I was typing .. LMAO

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Meathead smokin.gifsmokin.gifsmokin.gif
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Left hook.. nthat.gif
post #5506 of 34299

gonzaga is so disappointing... dude never has a gameplan.

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gonzaga is so disappointing... dude never has a gameplan.

Gonzaga has so much potential but you are right ....

 

I trained as his gym in Ludlow MA - dude is so powerful ....

post #5508 of 34299

Pulling for Struve but I feel like Overeem is going to win .......

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Battle of the glass jaws.
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post #5510 of 34299
Stand him up.. roll.gif

Edit: Nevermind fight is over..
post #5511 of 34299

lol reem ain't tryna get ko'd tonight

post #5512 of 34299

2 for 2

 

Diaz and De Lo Santos

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Damn it Struve haha
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Damn it Struve haha

He got played when he couldn't get off the ground..
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Anyone catch what rogan said during the female fight? goldberg was talking about the big gash one of the women had and rogan said they shouldn't talk about gashes on female fighters.
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Ufc been doing excellent job lately with promos and trailers. Both jones/Cormier trailers got me amped
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Ufc been doing excellent job lately with promos and trailers. Both jones/Cormier trailers got me amped

 

 

for real

 

 

fox made them step their **** up.

post #5518 of 34299

damn i'm ready for jones/cormier.. this is what i watch mma for not that cm punk joke ********..

post #5519 of 34299
^
That scuffle they had at the press conference was even more of a joke. Real clown stuff.
post #5520 of 34299

those leg kicks ... ouch!

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