The Federal Trade Commission opened a case against Zuffa Inc., the parent company of the UFC, back in 2012 for violations of regulations following their buyout of Strikeforce in 2011. Now, the FTC have apparently re-opened their case against Zuffa and is questioning several high-profile members of the mixed martial arts world about their practices.
It was believed that the Federal Trade Commission investigation had been closed for good in 2012, but BloodyElbow is reporting it has opened again.
The Federal Trade Commission was contacted by BloodyElbow about whether or not they reopened the case, and the FTC responded with this e-mail:
I’m sorry but the FTC does not confirm or deny whether it is investigating or will investigate a particular company.
Companies sometimes choose to confirm an FTC investigation though, typically through a press release or SEC filing.
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