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"I want to be able to fight for what I'm worth, not someone else's generosity." - Carlos Newton
Carlos Newton: "UFC is the fastest growing monopoly in the world."
"No, I would not fight for the UFC." - Cung Le.
Lawyers don't respond to claims about monopoly specifically, but say there's a lot more to see in market that's unfettered.
Cung Le confirms he is still under contract with them.
"I would disagree that this would hurt" MMA. - Quarry. "It helps the leagues, it helps the sport and it helps the fans."
Jon Fitch, Nate Quarry and Cung Le file class-action lawsuit against UFC
Lawyer: every allegation is backed by sufficient information for us to put our names behind it as officers of the court.
Lawyer: we're not filing about individual contracts, but about how rivals in the market place has been dominated.
Le: My involvement is for the past, present and future fighters.
Bellator will be discussed, and is mentioned in the complaint, the lawyer says. Decline to specify further. Viacom is not involved.
Case was filed in San Jose, meaning it's a California trial.
Lawyer explaining the details of how the case will proceed, from a legal standpoint.
Lawyer said 'it's certainly possible' other fighters could join the lawsuit, but it's not confirmed yet. Says many have expressed interest.
Lawyer for plaintiffs saying they're focused on righting this wrong, but not involved with anything related to other labor disputes.
Lawyer doesn't offer a figure, but says that figure is "substantial."
Lawyers say they've been working with economists what actual compensation would be in free market vs. existing market. Diff = damages here.
Lawyer says, though, establishing a players association or union is NOT part of this suit.
Lawyer: NFL, MLB, etc. Those are leagues sports w/ diff teams, owners bidding on services. All leagues also repped by players assoc.
The goal is "certify classes", damages and an injunction from the court. Ultimate goal: "free and fair competition."
Lawyer says suit didn't "come together overnight".
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