The lawsuits against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just keep on coming.
A pair of former UFC combatants have joined the legal fight against ZUFFA, with Kyle Kingsbury and Darren Uyenoyama the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to join in the antitrust lawsuit, according to a report from Bloody Elbow.
The lawsuit was filed on March 20, 2015, and is the fifth such complaint brought against UFC and ZUFFA. For those keeping track, eleven fighters -- including Brandon Vera and Pablo Garza, Dennis Hallman and Javier Vasquez, Mac Danzig and Gabe Ruediger -- have all joined the class action lawsuit over the past several months.
The catalyst for all the aforementioned fighters began when Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, announced their lawsuit against the largest MMA promotion in the world back on Dec. 16, 2014.
According to reports, counsel for the initial four separate lawsuits have filed a motion to consolidate the complaints, and you can likely expect Kingsbury and Uyenoyama to join the fight as well.
All of the antitrust lawsuits brought against ZUFFA accuses UFC and their parent company of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, after illegally maintaining monopoly 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."