There have been efforts lately in the professional mixed martial arts community to create associations or what is essentially a union among the fighters.
These efforts include the Mixed Martial Arts Athlete Association (read more here) and the Professional Fighter's Association (read more here). The former is not calling itself a union and is being formed by fighters. The latter is definitely a traditional unionization effort led by non-fighters, for the most part.
Ignore, for a moment, the chances of success or failure of these efforts to get off the ground - let's presume that's not an issue.
Do you think a union will benefit the fighters in the mixed martial arts? What are some of the downsides of unionizing for the fighters, or for the sport? Do you support a fighter's association over a traditional union (or the other way around)?
I want to know what you think:
SHOULD MIXED MARTIAL ARTISTS FORM A UNION?