Pete Spratt, left, competes in an MMA fight. The 41-year-old veteran gave up a UFC title shot over pay issues and now he wants Congress to expand the Muhammad Ali Act, which bans one-sided contracts and implements an independent ranking system for fighters.
Pete Spratt, left, competes in an MMA fight. The 41-year-old veteran gave up a UFC title shot over pay issues and now he wants Congress to expand the Muhammad Ali Act, which bans one-sided contracts and implements an independent ranking system for fighters. Mike Calimbas
Pete Spratt, left, competes in an MMA fight. The 41-year-old veteran gave up a UFC title shot over pay issues and now he wants Congress to expand the Muhammad Ali Act, which bans one-sided contracts and implements an independent ranking system for fighters. Mike Calimbas

A mixed martial arts fighter quit a title fight. Now he wants Congress to help

December 29, 2016 03:32 PM

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