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To: Chairman, House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

Fight for Fighters

Stop unfair and anticompetitive practices in MMA.

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Mixed Martial Artists should be treated like professional athletes. Agree? Add your name to join the team of fighters & fans to support the Muhammad Ali Act to MMA.

MMA fighters should have the same rights & protections as other professional athletes. The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act is a federal law that was enacted 16 years ago to protect the boxers from exploitation, eliminate conflicts of interest, and increase integrity in the sport. The Ali Act should also include Mixed Martial Artists.

Why is this important?

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Mixed Martial Artists should be treated like professional athletes. Fighters should have the right to know how much money a promotion is making from an event. Fans should have the right to see the best possible fights through independent rankings.
Extending the Ali Act to MMA would help professionalize the sport & stop the conflicts of interests that currently exist in the sport.

How it will be delivered

In person. To elected officials.

Reasons for signing

  • This is a great step in Unionizing. I am a 17 year member of the NYC Fire Department and have been a union delegate in both the Firefighters and Fire Officers unions. A Union is the buffer between management and its workforce and is critical to everyone involved for harmony I have, when I had the time trained in my favorite art Judo over the past decade and respect what our fighters do for a living!
  • Because I'm tired of watching the fighters that I've looked up to all my life be exploited by the UFC.
  • The UFC for example, unfortunately treat fighters like ssavages instead of the professional athletes they are. Fighters are human beings also and deserve great pay for risking their lives to entertain and for training endlessly to reach their full potential. No fighter whos training for a fight in a major league organization should have to work 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meat or should have to worry about maintaining the basic for their families.


2016-04-22 11:43:47 -0400

Change is coming soon

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1,000 signatures reached

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500 signatures reached

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100 signatures reached

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