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McGregor to address Congress over fighters’ rights.

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may appear before United States Congress to push the expansion of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act to cover MMA fighters as well.


Mitch Chokas


After making his boxing debut, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may appear before United States Congress to push the expansion of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act to cover MMA fighters as well. The UFC, however, opposes the implementation of the act.

The Ali Act protects fighters from coercive contracts, establishes an independent ranking system and bans promoters from having a “direct or indirect financial interest” in their dealings with fighters.

We have been successful for one reason and one reason only—we put on the fights the fans want to see. That’s where we have a problem.

Lawrence Epstein
Chief Operating Officer, UFC

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