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UFC 69 fighter paydays and salaries stuck in legallimbo

The Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation is withholding the UFC 69 fighter payouts because of confidentiality concerns.

In most states, these figures are a matter of public record.

However, I sent some e-mails and made a few phone calls this week and got stonewalled.

Here's the response mash to my request:

"Thank you for your inquiry to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The Department believes that the contestants' purse information is confidential under Texas law and we are requesting an Attorney General Ruling on the matter.... It usually takes 45 business days after the Attorney General receives the request. We're working on the request now and hope to have it ready to send to the Attorney General early next week."

For it being the first UFC event in Texas -- and only the second major mixed martial arts show in the history of the Lonestar State (to the best of my knowledge) -- it's not too surprising that there is some confusion.

I'll keep on them and share any and all updates that come along.

Hopefully, it won't take the full 45 days.