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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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