Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

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Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

Post by iforgotmypassword on Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:13 pm

A second complaint was filed today against the UFC, this time naming Javier Vazquez and Dennis Hallman as plaintiffs.

With little fanfare a second class action lawsuit was apparently filed earlier today with the California‘s Northern District Court. Vazquez et al v. Zuffa, LLC. This was discovered while Bloody Elbow was searching the Court's system for any updates to the complaint that was filed last Tuesday. This complaint appears to be identical with one obvious difference being that instead of Cung Le, Nate Quarry, and Jon Fitch as the plaintiffs the names on the complaint are Javier Vazquez and Dennis Hallman.

Javier Vasquez had only one fight in the UFC, a victory over Joe Stevens on June 26, 2011 at UFC: Kongo vs Barry, after which he didn't fight again, officially retiring in January, 2013. Before that he had five fights in the Zuffa owned WEC promotion.

Dennis Hallman has had several different stints with the promotion, going all the way back to UFC 29, the last event under SEG ownership. During his most recent stay in 2010 and 2011 he went 3-2 in the lightweight and welterweight divisions but was released after he failed to make weight for a fight against Thiago Taveres at UFC on FOX 5. This was the second straight match he failed to make weight, having previously defeated John Makdessi at UFC 140 in a 158.5 pound catchweight bout when Hallman couldn't make the 156 pound lightweight limit.

The fighters named are asking to be representatives for their class in lawsuit that accuses the UFC of an

"overarching anticompetitive scheme to maintain and enhance its (a) monopoly power in the market for promotion of live Elite Professional mixed martial arts ("MMA") bouts,1 and (b) monopsony power in the market for live Elite Professional MMA Fighter services"

They are also represented by the same legal counsel that are representing Le, Quarry, and Fitch.

Bloody Elbow has learned that the five fighters named as plaintiffs on the complaint are not the only fighters involved in the suit. We are aware of at least six other fighters that were considered to be included amongst the plaintiffs but for whatever reasons were left off.

The reason for todays separate filing can only be guessed at by us at this time.
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/12/23/7436881/two-more-fighters-are-suing-the-ufc

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Re: Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Good

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Re: Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

Post by stu3ufc on Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:24 pm

I hope more come forward

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Re: Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

Post by God of Thunder on Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:28 pm

All these years the zombies called us lunatics but now it turns out we were right about Zuffa all the time. I guess most people can´t think for themselves
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Re: Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

Post by fka on Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:57 pm

The more the merrier...any and all disgruntled ex-ufc fighters please STAND UP!!

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Re: Two More Fighters Are Suing The UFC

Post by westcott123 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:21 pm

Golden Age wrote:All these years the zombies called us lunatics but now it turns out we were right about Zuffa all the time. I guess most people can´t think for themselves
They sure did the  more fighters that sue the better . We need competion  in mma were there a multiple orgs for fighters to go to and not just to the ufc . If all orgs are on equal terms i bet the pay for the ufc fighters would  go up real quick .
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