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Zuffa lawyers issue statement on Wanderlei Silva lawsuit

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

News broke Wednesday that the UFC's parent company, Zuffa, LLC, had filed a lawsuit in Nevada district court, claiming former PRIDE middleweight champion and UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva had both defamed them and disparaged their business with remarks claiming UFC engaged in fight fixing.

While the UFC's lawsuit contains a longer view of Silva's actions and what the courts should do about it, their lawyers issued a brief statement to MMA Fighting on Wednesday regarding the matter.

"Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship, filed suit against Wanderlei Silva in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas last evening based on the false and defamatory statements published by Mr. Silva last week. The company will have no further comment on the matter at this time, and refers all inquiries to its counsel at the law firm Campbell & Williams."

To read more about the lawsuit against Silva by UFC, read here.