Former Bellator Ceo, Bjorn Rebney, and several top MMA fighters hosted a conference call today, announcing the creation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). The fighters beside Rebney were former UFC champions, Georges St. Pierre, Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw, and title contenders, Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy.
Rebney revealed that is will be used as an adviser to the fighters, but the association will be ran by the fighters themselves. He stated that the purpose of the association is to ensure that the fighters will receive their fair shares from the UFC and other top organizations.
The conference call lasted over two hours, and some of the demands that they revealed was for the fighters to receive at least 50% of revenue, and requested severance packages for fighters. Rebney stated that this was not a creation of a union, but an association. Rebney refused to answer if other fighters have joined the association, but stated that they will make a major announcement in several weeks.
The UFC has not made an official statement about MMAAA yet.