Dana White

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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Bruce Lee

A campaign has begun on the petition website change.org to change the name of Lee County, Fla. to "Bruce Lee County." The area was originally named after the civil war general, Robert E. Lee. But now a movement has been started by a group of local artists known as Artsemble Underground which, according to an NBC News report, is owned by Brian Weaver who said living in a county named after a confederate general does not make him proud.
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Norma Dumont vs. Aspen Ladd full Fight video highlights - MMA Fighting

Norma Dumont fought cautious but smart taking a largely uneventful decision over Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Fight Night 195 Saturday in Las Vegas. Ladd, who hadn't been in the cage since December 2019, was coming back from a severe knee injury compounded by weight cutting problems. After failing to make weight for a bantamweight match-up two weeks ago, she stepped into the featherweight bout against Dumont on short notice and it all seemed to show. She did little the first three rounds allowing Dumont to build up a lead with little more than her jab. Though Ladd came alive a bit in the last two rounds, Dumont still managed to claim a comfortable unanimous decision.
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ONE First Strike - ONE Championship - The Home of Martial Arts

ONE Championship returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, October 15, with six sensational kickboxing contests at ONE: First Strike.

Not only did the 2021 ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix get underway, but in the main event, the first-ever ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Champion was crowned. The epic night delivered from start to finish with five knockouts!

Did you miss a second of the action? Return to Singapore as we recap all of the action from ONE: First Strike.

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