So, after the big, civil action lawsuit against the UFC was formally announced on Tuesday, the ZUFFA owned promotion has issued a response.
This weekend, it was reported that a suit would soon be announced, which accuses the UFC of breaking antitrust laws. Yesterday, it was confirmed that Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch are three of the named plaintiffs for the lawsuit, which is being conducted by several, well established law firms.
Following the press conference the following statement was posted at UFC.com:
The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity to review the document. The UFC will vigorously defend itself and its business practices.
There you have it. Now it will be interesting to whether or not any other fighters come forward publicly and endorse the suit, or criticize it for that matter.
Legal matters aside, the UFC is pushing forward and will hold another Fight Card this Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lyoto Machida will take on fellow, middleweight contender CB Dollaway in the headliner.