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Mac Danzig, Gabe Ruediger latest fighters to file lawsuit against UFC

A former The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner is opening a new UFC legal front ... and he's bringing a buddy.

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Pile on!

A pair of ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans have joined the legal fight against ZUFFA, with Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to toss their names into the antitrust lawsuit, according to Bloody Elbow.

To view the official paperwork click here.

For those keeping score, that is now four separate lawsuits the ZUFFA-owned company is up again, as Brandon Vera and Pablo Garza, Dennis Hallman and Javier Vasquez previously lawyer-ed up to get some payback from their former employer.

Of course, it all started when Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, announced their intent to sue the largest MMA promotion in the world back on Dec. 16, 2014.

The latest suit adds to UFC's already bad month, as the company has been trying to heal from one black eye after another after Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva both failed their UFC 183 drug tests for marijuana and steroids, respectively (details).

And when you add Jon Jones' cocaine saga from earlier this year into the mix, it only underscores the company's problems.

For those in the dark, the antitrust lawsuit accuses UFC of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, after illegally maintaining monopoly and monoposony power by "systematically eliminating competition from rival promoters, artificially suppressing fighters' earnings from bouts and merchandising and marketing activities through restrictive contracting and other exclusionary practices."

To get more details of what exactly UFC and its legal team expects to face in the court of law click here.

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