MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR FRIDAY: BEN ROTHWELL OFF UFC 203 DUE TO INJURY, FABRICIO WERDUM REMATCHES TRAVIS BROWNE

Ben Rothwell off UFC 203 Fabricio Werdum finds competitor MMAJunkie reported that heavyweight Ben Rothwell is away UFC 203 due to a knee injury. Because of this, the UFC has found a replacement for former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and it is a familiar foe at Travis Browne, who Werdum last conquered within five rounds at the event of a Fox card. UFC 203 takes place. Here’s 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 types in an effort to get UFC fighters unionized It was declared Thursday that a new company, The Professional Fighters Association (PFA), has formed in an attempt to have UFC fighters unionized via a media release. The group is led by baseball agent Jeff Borris, labor attorney Lucas Middlebrook and economist Andrew Zimbalist. Here is what the press release had to say. “PFA will not just be a marriage of fighters, but it will be governed solely by fighters, It is the fighters that will control their own futures. The PFA has also received the support of NHLPA, NFLPA, the MLBPA, NBAPA and MLSPU. I have been privileged to represent elite athletes for nearly 40 decades, and believe now more than ever in the benefits of collective bargaining to secure and enhance terms and conditions of employment, that’s the reason why I fully support and encourage efforts of their fighters to organize a union to represent them.” Said current NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. In order to form a union UFC fighters are independent contractors and would need to challenge that status.
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