We know we won’t get credit for breaking the Federal Trade Commission story in our Sunday Morning Rumor Mill back in May of 2011. It’s something that MMA history will skip over in retrospect, but the hardcore fans knew that on Sunday morning last year, we were onto something — regardless of what the critics said. In the FTC’s year-long silent probe into ZUFFA, the government organization interviewed a handful of companies that ‘crossed paths’ with UFC in order to evaluate if ZUFFA participated in tortious interference, which includes disrupting pre-existing contracts and intentionally damaging a business to elevate another one.
The FTC wrapped up its investigation into the UFC and found no reason to continue their non-public investigation into the MMA promotion. Since MiddleEasy started the FTC story, it’s only right that we end it in the same marvelous fashion that you’re accustomed to. Check out the official letter from Donald S. Clark regarding the end of the now infamous FTC investigation into ZUFFA.