While Ryan Jimmo may be speaking in favor of the class action lawsuit against the UFC, it's to be expected that there will be a lot more current fighters speaking out against it. One of the more vocal on the current roster is Michael Bisping, who's lined himself up as an analyst for Fox Sports when he's not competing in the cage. Bisping recently spoke out about the lawsuit on UFC Tonight, and his words for the fighters suing were definitely not supportive. (transcription via MMAMania)
"Let me break it down: you got three disgruntled ex-fighters and their careers didn't pan out the way they wanted it to be," Bisping told UFC Tonight. "So guess what? They're suing the UFC."
But it's not just the fighter's coming out against the lawsuit, John Fosco, manager for UFC fighters Travis Browne, Clay Guida, and formerly Donald Cerrone, has added his voice in favor of the UFC while speaking to MMAJunkie. And if anything, he's been less kind about it than Bisping.
"They don't have the market value, and they're a bunch of wimps who got together and said, ‘We're going to get them this time,'" he said. "They have no clue how much egg they're going to have on their face when this thing is said and done, because the UFC is not abusing anything. They're using what they've built.
"Maybe there's a text message from (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva that may have a not-friendly tone, or maybe it's an email that doesn't have a friendly tone. But that's not illegal. You're not breaking the law. In the business world, we all work very hard to grow our position and status and our power, and if we use it, it's not illegal."
I would't be surprised to hear a lot more voices like these come out of the woodwork in the coming months.