"The Truth" has been revealed ... as the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter to join the recent class-action lawsuit against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Joining Brandon Vera in his quest to seek damages against ZUFFA LLC for allegedly violating antitrust laws is deposed featherweight Pablo Garza.
Bloody Elbow brought word of the legal update earlier this week.
Vera (13-7) parted ways with UFC earlier this year following consecutive losses in 2013, as well as countless battles with injury. The former two-division prospect was part of the ZUFFA family as far back as 2005, but insists he wasn't treated with the respect he believed was due.
He found it elsewhere with ONE FC, where he returned to action earlier this month to spectacular results.
Garza (12-4), on the other hand, made more headlines for his actions outside the cage than inside it. Following a hot-and-cold UFC run dating back to 2010, "The Scarecrow" raised his share of eyebrows with a Facebook post that claims UFC asked its fighters to sign a petition stating it was not a monopoly.
That's the kind of thing that could come in handy in a lawsuit alleging predatory behavior.
With that in mind, this is a legal proceeding that could take months, or even years, once it gets off the ground in California (see the full complaint here). More fighters are expected to joint the original three -- Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry -- in the coming weeks.