A few years ago, when I lived in Ohio I took a trip to Windsor Canada to hit up the casino with some friends. I learned two things to never ever do when attempting to cross the Canadian border. First, never let one of your passengers forget their ID and second, don’t have pepper spray in your glove box. I’m pretty sure the result of these two things combined is comparable to what happens when someone’s name at the airport shows up on the terrorist list. Yeah, who knew that pepper spray and lack of a driver’s license could lead to a being detained for four and a half hours, cavity searches and accusations of trying to escape into Canada. Apparently in Canada, having pepper spray on your key ring is like having a plastic explosive taped to your chest. Who knew?
Well, after that ordeal I proceeded to go ahead and gamble anyway. I lost $43 of the the $50 I went over there with. Damn, that sucks right? Yeah, well it doesn’t suck as much as the gamble Ken Shamrock lost when he tried to make the mistake of filing a suit against the UFC. Ken was just ordered by a Las Vegas judge to pay Zuffa $175,000 for attorney and legal fees incurred by Zuffa during a suit Shamrock brought against them earlier this year. Shamrock not only lost the suit but he now has to pay Zuffa and read all about it right on the UFC website. Damn, that really sucks.
Afterward the ruling, UFC lawyers Campbell and Williams basically told the rest of the world, ‘Don’t f*ck with us’ when they said:
This latest legal victory on behalf of Zuffa demonstrates, once again, that the UFC is fully committed to vigorously enforcing all of its contractual rights. Judge Johnson has determined Mr. Shamrock’s hard lesson learned in this case will cost him approximately $175,000.”