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UFC Fighters Respond To Antitrust Settlement


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TKO Holdings Group, Inc., reached a settlement earlier this year with UFC athletes in a mass-action antitrust suit, bringing to an end a legal fight that had dragged on over a decade. TKO will now pay out $335m and avoid going to court.

Here you can find all the information.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement to settle all claims asserted in both the [Cung] Le and [Kajan] Johnson class action lawsuits, bringing litigation to a close and benefiting all parties,” the UFC’s statement read. “The final terms of the settlement will be submitted to the court for approval.”

The agreement is expected to be completed within 60 days.

It may not seem like much, but compared to the $335 million that TKO was seeking initially, it is a small victory. It is also not known yet how the settlement will affect the original source of complaint (read more here).

The majority of fighters are still underwhelmed.

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