Ben Rothwell away UFC 203 Fabricio Werdum finds new competitor MMAJunkie reported that heavyweight Ben Rothwell is off UFC 203 due to a knee injury. As a result, the UFC has found a replacement for former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and it is a familiar foe in Travis Browne, that Werdum last conquered in a Fox card’s event over five rounds. UFC 203 takes place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on September 10th. Here’s an updated look at 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 types in an effort to get UFC fighters unionized It was declared 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 led labour attorney Lucas Middlebrook by baseball agent Jeff Borris and economist Andrew Zimbalist. Here is what the press release had to say. “PFA will not only be a union of fighters, but it’ll be governed exclusively by fighters, but it’s the fighters who will control their own futures. The PFA has also obtained the support of NBAPA, NFLPA, NHLPA, the MLBPA and MLSPU. I’ve been blessed to represent elite athletes for nearly 40 decades, and believe more than ever in the benefits of collective bargaining to secure and enhance terms and conditions of employment, that’s why I fully support and encourage efforts of the fighters to organize a union to represent them.” Said current NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. So as to form a union UFC fighters are independent contractors and would have to challenge that status.
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