All too often, courts' decisions are governed by semantics and grammar, rather than substance, or even common sense. There are quite a few US Supreme Court decisions that turned on placement of a coma in the governing statute. If the Act indeed clearly does not apply to MMA, there is no argument to be made, but if it does, and the Zuffas, et al. are found to have enough influence over fighters to affect their careers and the term "manager" is broadly defined in the Act, the Zuffas might in fact be considered de facto managers, I suppose. A crafty lawyer could make a valid argument, even if at first glance it seems ridiculous.