Rebecca Givan

The Fight of Her Life: Meet the MMA Star Who’s Trying to Unionize the Sport

Many of the MMA fighters you see on national television are living below the poverty line.

Mixed Martial Artists receive a smaller share of revenue than athletes in other major sports. They are paid as independent contractors, denying them even the most basic workplace protections. And unlike most professional athletes in America, they are not represented by a union.

Now, one fighter is trying to change all that.