A class action lawsuit has now been filed against FloSports by Jerry Hill in New York federal court as a result of their alleged business practices. FloSports is a sports-streaming business that has several different platforms underneath it’s umbrella, with FloGrappling being the popular Jiu-Jitsu competition-streaming service that operates underneath them. For a long time, FloGrappling has been the home of both the IBJJF and ADCC which previously made it the de facto biggest streaming service in the professional grappling world. This held until 2023, when ADCC announced that they had signed a multi-year deal with UFC Fight Pass and were moving over to that platform instead.
Regardless, FloGrappling is still a major player in the market thanks to the fact that they still own exclusive rights to stream IBJJF tournaments and the star-studded Who’s Number One events that they regularly produce. They are still maintaining a strong presence in the world of professional grappling regardless of losing ADCC to UFC Fight Pass and they continue to stream many successful events even outside of their in-house events. In fact, FloSports has actually signed a seven-figure multi-fight deal with the most successful no gi competitor on the planet, Gordon Ryan.
According to information on Topclassactions.com, the class action lawsuit against FloSports alleges that the business ‘misleads customers into believing they are only being charged a monthly fee — rather than the full annual fee — when they first sign up for the sports streaming service.’
The lawsuit also argues that FloSports “unilaterally charge its customers’ renewal fees without their consent, as Defendant is in possession of its customers’ billing information.” and that they have “concocted a scheme to charge Plaintiff and other similarly situated customers on a yearly basis, absent their consent under the (Automatic Renewal Law).”
According to suit, the plaintiff Hill also contacted FloSports to rectify the issue and refund the annual payment while switching over to a monthly fee. The suit states that the “Defendant failed to acknowledge that Mr. Hill had contacted FloSports within 30-days of purchase and made the request to change subscription to monthly and refund the annual charge.”
Jitsmagazine has reached out to FloGrappling for comment and at the time of writing, have not received a response. This article will be updated with their response if and when we receive it, and Jitsmagazine will be following the class action lawsuit that has been filed against FloSports in order to provide updates for our readers as the story develops.