Cung Le, et al v. Zuffa, LLC, d/b/a Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC Lawsuit
Berger Montague represents a proposed class of similarly situated current and former UFC professional combatants, alleging that the plaintiffs are victims of the UFC’s illegal scheme to eliminate its competition in the sport of MMA and suppress compensation for UFC Fighters from bouts and fighter identities and likenesses.
On July 28, 2015, Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen granted an unopposed motion to appoint Berger Montague as interim co-lead counsel for the five consolidated antitrust suits.
On October 19, 2016, Judge Richard F. Boulware, II issued an opinion denying Zuffa’s motion to dismiss.
On February 16, 2018, plaintiffs filed their motion for class certification.
In August and September 2019, the Court held a series of multi-day evidentiary hearings with seven witnesses.
In a September 2020 status conference, Judge Boulware stated that he was “likely” to certify the fighter class, and that a formal ruling is still forthcoming from the Court.
The Court has since set a December 2020 status conference to “review the Court’s Order for Certification.”
The complaint is available here.
The motion to dismiss opinion is available here.