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UFC releases official statement following class action lawsuit announcement

In response to the formal announcement of a class action lawsuit against them, the UFC released a very brief statement regarding this development.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The big news that has engulfed the MMA world is the formal announcement of the class action lawsuit against the UFC, a story first broken by Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse and John Nash last Saturday. Cung Le, Jon Fitch, and Nate Quarry were the first three named plaintiffs in this lawsuit, which alleges that the UFC is a monopoly and that they are in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Following today's press conference in San Jose, the UFC posted this statement:

"The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity to review the document. The UFC will vigorously defend itself and its business practices."

As for UFC president Dana White, he is currently on vacation in Fiji and thus there's no comment from him, but it's certainly not a topic that he'll be able to avoid upon his return.

For more background on the suit along with ongoing coverage of this lawsuit, check out our StoryStream.

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