‘Bout time: The Tipline for 10 August 2023

Mixed martial arts fighters are used to a 15-minute fight clock. Needless to say, seeking class certification against their employer Ultimate Fighting Championship was a much longer brawl. A federal judge blessed the fighters’ “Bout Class” yesterday – five years or 175,200 fight rounds after the parties first briefed the court on the issue. The average professional MMA career lasts less than four years, according to the plaintiffs’ expert. Also in Tipline, Epic Games and Apple’s battle royale goes into overtime again.

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