The discovery portion of the lawsuit filed by former fighters filed against the UFC has ended and the judge in the lawsuit has made multiple rulings.
This is all according to a report published by Bloody Elbow.
Judge Leen, who is overseeing the case, has denied an appeal from Bellator MMA to quash. The judge will now choose between the fighters proposal that seeks quarterly and event-level financial information. The judge also made the same ruling against the UFC, with both promotions having to give a sampling of their fighter contracts to be reviewed by the legal teams.
Another ruling was that the judge also granted the former fighters legal team access to memos, e-mails and a draft presentation relating to a 2013 Fighters Pay Assessment, which was originally put together by the firm known as Mercer Inc.
A victory for the UFC also took place as Judge Leen denied a request to have UFC President Dana White’s phone logs turned over. The judge didn’t give any specific reason as to why it was turned down.
Not all the depositions for the case have yet to be turned over or completed, including depositions from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker, new UFC owners WME-IMG and even Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
It is going to be awhile before the legal matter actually goes to a full blown battle in court, which is expected to happen sometime in 2018.