Friday, July 30, 2010, 7/30/2010 11:24:00 AM

Trade Secrets of Ultimate Fighting - Stolen?

By Todd

USA Today is reporting that the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and World Extreme Cagefighting says agent Ken Pavia illegally passed trade secrets to Bellator Fighting Championships.

The company accuses Mr. Pavia of revealing confidential information to Bellator about mixed martial artists' contracts. Pavia and Bellator are named as defendants in the suit.

The company is asking for an unspecified amount of damages and a permanent injunction barring Pavia and Bellator from using Zuffa's (that's the parent company) intellectual property, such as contracts.

E-mail conversations purportedly between Pavia and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney show that the agent passed on UFC documents to the rival promotion, Zuffa's lawsuit claims.

Let's get ready to . . . L-I-T-I-G-A-T-E!!!!!


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