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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 Daily: ESPN3 To Broadcast Glory 34 Denver

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10/17/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Breeders’ Cup signs Aston Martin

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/17/16
SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA spending on employees up 40 percent

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Tags: Labor and Agents

10/17/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Eric Burak

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

10/11/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Uninterrupted Makes Three New Hires

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10/10/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Levy adds ex-Lions exec

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Tags: Labor and Agents

10/10/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Parties haggle over disclosure in suits

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Tags: Colleges

10/03/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Lin’s co-agent joins Roc Nation Sports

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Journal: Montag departs WME-IMG for own firm

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09/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Japanese Horses Have Path To Derby

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

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