Ben Rothwell away UFC 203 Fabricio Werdum finds competitor MMAJunkie reported that Ben Rothwell is away UFC 203 due to a knee injury. As a result, the UFC has discovered a replacement for former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and it’s a familiar foe in Travis Browne, that Werdum last defeated within five rounds at the event of a Fox card. UFC 203 takes place in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on September 10th. Here is an updated look in the card. Stipe Miocic (c) (15-2) vs. Alistair Overeem (41-14) — Heavyweight championship Fabricio Werdum (20-6-1) vs. Travis Browne (18-4-1) Bethe Correia (9-2) vs. Jessica Eye (11-5) Mairbek Taisumov (25-5) vs. Nik Lentz (26-7-2) Phil”CM Punk” Brooks (0-0) vs. Mickey Gall (2-0) Drew Dober (16-7) vs. Jason Gonzalez (10-2) Urijah Faber (33-9) vs. Jimmie Rivera (19-1) Ray Borg (9-2) vs. Ian McCall (13-5-1) New group forms in a bid to get UFC fighters unionized It was announced Thursday that a new organization, The Professional Fighters Association (PFA), has formed in an effort to possess UFC fighters unionized via a press release. The group is headed labor lawyer Lucas Middlebrook, by prominent baseball agent Jeff Borris and economist Andrew Zimbalist. Here is what the press release had to say. “PFA will not just be a union of fighters, but it will be governed exclusively by fighters, but It is the fighters that will control their own futures. The PFA has also obtained assistance from the MLBPA, NFLPA, NHLPA, NBAPA and MLSPU. I’ve been blessed to represent elite athletes for nearly 40 decades, and believe now more than ever in the benefits of collective bargaining to enhance and enhance terms and conditions of employment, that’s why I fully support and promote efforts of their fighters to arrange a union to represent them.” Said NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. So as to form a marriage, UFC fighters are independent contractors and would have to challenge that standing legally.
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