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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Move against writer spurs formation of MMA journalists group

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 26 / 17

A group of MMA writers and broadcasters, following the lead of reporters in more established sports, has formed the MMA Journalists Association. The association’s formation was spurred, in part, by an incident last June in which the UFC barred influential MMA journalist Ariel Helwani indefi...

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