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A United States District Court judge in Nevada has certified a class-action antitrust lawsuit brought by several former fighters against the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its parent company, Zuffa, clearing a major hurdle for the case to go forward. Judge Richard Boulware made his announcement on Thursday allowing more than 1200 fighters who fought in the UFC between 2010 and 2017 to join in the suit, originally brought by UFC fighter Cung Le and several other former fighters alleging monopolistic practices by the company.

According to the New York Times the lawsuit could, in theory, cost the company up to nearly $5 billion if they lose the case in court. The plaintiffs are also seeking other changes, such as an end to the company's long-term contracts. The UFC has the option to appeal the ruling but could also choose to settle the case out of court. If successful, the suit could open the door for other mixed martial arts promotions to challenge the UFC's preeminence in the sport.

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When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

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Eighteen-year-old Anastasija Zolotic became the first American woman to win Olympic gold in taekwondo since the martial art earned full medal status in 2000 when she defeated Tatiana Minina 25-17 in the finals of the 57 kg category Sunday in Japan. Dana Hee, Arlene Limas and Lynnette Love had previously won gold for the U.S. back in 1988 when taekwondo was still considered a demonstration sport. On the men's side, Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan won the 68 kg class over Britain's Bradly Sinden 35-29.

In judo, host country Japan added to it's gold count as Uta and Hifumi Abe made Olympic history becoming the first siblings to win gold medals on the same day. Uta Abe captured the women's 52 kg division defeating France's Amandine Buchard by pin in overtime. Then Hifumi Abe earned the men's 66 kg gold hitting an osotogari, outside leg reap, for a half-point to defeat Georgia's Vazha Margvelashvili.


In a blood-soaked, action-packed, five-round battle, former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw returned after a two year suspension for performance enhancing drugs to win a split decision over Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN 27 Saturday in Las Vegas.

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