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Mixed martial arts and the law : disputes, suits and legal issues / Jason J. Cruz.

Author/Creator:
Cruz, Jason J., 1975- author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
v, 212 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Mixed martial arts -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Mixed martial arts -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Summary:
""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.
Contents:
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
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-207) and index.
ISBN:
9781476679303
1476679304
9781476637280
OCLC:
1135914029