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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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MMAAA Claims Attorneys Trying To Keep Organization From Signing UFC Fighters

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 08 / 16

The MMA Athletes Association yesterday issued an "urgent news" release alleging that attorneys were trying to stop the new trade association from attracting UFC fighters as members. "Yesterday, the MMAAA received a 'cease and desist' letter from a group of lawyers seeking to stop the MMAAA from sign...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, UFC

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SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: David Greenspan

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04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Forty Under 40: Ryan Tollner

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04/04/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Veltman, Cerulo join TLA from Relativity

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04/01/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Relativity Sports' Eugene Parker Dies

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03/30/16
SportsBusiness Daily: UFC Signs One-Year Deal With Exos

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, UFC

03/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Rosenhaus Wants Arbitrator To Hear Dispute

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Tags: Labor and Agents

03/28/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Rugby training counts

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03/28/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Agents find deals via Twitter evolution

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03/24/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Veltman, Cerulo Leaving Relativity Sports Baseball

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03/22/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA: No Major Change To Agent Regulations

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