The standoff between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
After St-Pierre rocked the MMA community with his declaration that he is no longer under contract with the UFC, the company promptly responded that the former welterweight champion remained under an existing agreement with the promotion.
The language in that contract is something that St-Pierre’s lawyer, James Quinn of New York firm Weil, Gotshal and Manges, suggested was a “form of slavery,” according to MMA Fighting.
“They’re basically tying him up for life,” Quinn said while stating how “blown away” he was by what he read. “They have no rights and they own all of his licensing and all the other things. It’s unheard of in the other professional sports. And they won’t get away with it forever.”
Quinn has been successful in cases against the NBA and NFL in the past but was shocked at how restrictiveRead More »from Georges St-Pierre's lawyer calls UFC contract a 'form of slavery'