""Barbaric. Savage. Violent. Words often used by critics to describe the sport of mixed martial arts. To this can be added lucrative, popular and flourishing. MMA has seen astronomical growth since the 2000s, spurred on by its biggest promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Along the way, legal issues have plagued the sport. This book provides an overview of the most important cases and controversies arising both inside and outside of the cage-antitrust suits by fighters against promoters, fighters suing other fighters, drug testing, contractual issues, and the need for federal regulation."-Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction The Fight for New York MMA's Drug Problem : Enter USADA After Clearing Name with USADA, Athletes Sue Independent Contractor or Employee Injunctions and Matches : Trying to Leave a Promotion Contractual Ties and Attempts to Break Them The Athlete-Agent Relationship Should the Ali Act Include MMA? RICO, Defamation and Slavery The UFC Antitrust Lawsuit The MMA Startup MMA and IP The Fight to Promote Fights Odds and Ends Emerging Legal Issues
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-207) and index.