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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 07:57 AM

Professional fighters association launches union targeting UFC athletes

Source: Fox Sports

By Damon Martin

Talk about a union for professional mixed martial artists has simmered for years, and now a group of agents and lawyers finally has pulled the trigger.

The Professional Fighters Association (PFA) officially launched this week with the union specifically targeting UFC athletes for representation.

The PFA is led by famed baseball agent Jeff Borris along with attorney Lucas Middlebrook, who came to prominence in the MMA world last year when he defended Nick Diaz in his appeal hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The new group also includes Callie Mendenhall, who is the administrator for the NBA referees union, along with noted economist Andrew Zimbalist.

FULL story at link.

A new organization has launched with hopes of unionizing UFC fighters.


Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/professional-fighter-association-launches-union-targeting-ufc-athletes-081116

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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 01:50 PM

1. Good. I don't know if there are any athletes that need a union worse than the MMA fighters.

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Fri Aug 12, 2016, 02:03 PM

2. Watched a few of those fights

Where the fighters were basically maimed.
When I saw how low the prizes were compared to boxing, I asked "who would risk that for peanuts"?

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