The UFC is hoping that their free two month trial will get as many people as possible to sign up. They are even throwing in a fight card from Singapore to attract sign-ups. Fight Pass is aimed for audiences in America, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. And yet the Singapore card will air in Canada on Rogers 360.
So, what happens if Fight Pass turns you into a disgruntled customer? Well, that’s where the fun really begins.
Not only does the Agreement stipulate a statute of limitations for one year only, it specifies that the court venue must be in Clark County, Nevada. You have to fight in Nevada, only in Clark County, and it doesn’t specify a state or Federal court.
You are signing an online Agreement, most likely as a resident outside the state of Nevada, over the Internet with a Nevada company. Interstate commerce, right? And yet the Agreement says disputes in court have to be dealt with in their state and in their county.
From my soapbox, I would strongly argue that there is a case to be made that these kinds of Term of Use Agreements are blatant Contracts of Adhesion with Unconscionable Terms.
A Contract of Adhesion basically is a deal that is so one-sided that the party trying to get out of the deal is stuck like glue because they have few rights to challenge the contract. In the case of these kinds of Agreements, they are non-negotiable — take it or leave it, and once you enter into such an Agreement, you’re stuck if you have a dispute that needs to be resolved about $ charges that you think have been unfairly billed to you. I would argue that the arbitration & court venue provisions in these Agreements are Unconscionable.