- 2 years ago
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With recent arrests including UFC champion Jon Jones, Ross Pearson and even ring girl Arianny Celeste, should the UFC consider instituting a code of conduct policy?
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UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein recently took part in the announcement of the UFC's new written code of conduct, and took some time to break it down. read news >>
Sometimes, these things happen in MMA. Wait, no they don't! Josh Koscheck-Diego Sanchez, B.J. Penn-Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva-Vitor Belfort and heck, Conor McGregor-Dennis Bermudez. The list of intense Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staredown encounters is long, extensive and anything but distinguished. In each of those encounters, however, punches were never thrown. The stages on which they mean-mugged each other didn't crumble. And for heaven's sake, company officials weren't steamrolled, read news >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has suspended and fined Nate Diaz for his use of language in a recent tweet. read news >>
The UFC's new code of conduct, which can be read here, recently came into play when Matt Mitrione's contract was suspended following a rant about transgender fighter Fallon Fox. read news >>
Matrione's hateful comments directed toward Fallon Fox are just the tip of the UFC's iceberg of trouble. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Strikeforce and UFC fighters do have a code of conduct, contractually speaking.
Whether the promotions' parent company, Zuffa LLC, evenly enforces the contract is another matter.
But language built in to the standard agreement fighters sign when they
join the company does establish a basis for decisions such the recent
termination of former Strikeforce champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.
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- 3 years ago
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Dennis Hallman's interesting choice in ring wear didn't go unnoticed by most who watched UFC 133 on Saturday night, including president Dana White.
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When it comes to testosterone-replacement therapy and presumedly other performance-enhancing drugs, UFC lightweight Ramsey Nijem wants a one-strike policy.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
According to reports, the Holy Grail may be at hand. The UFC announced, via ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, on Wednesday that it will ramp up its drug testing efforts during the coming months, instituting random, year-round blood and urine screening for a percentage of its nearly 500 contracted fighters. UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told Okamoto he’s hopeful the new testing program will be in place by the end of 2014. In the meantime, Ratner said the fight company will meet with “f read news >>
- a month ago
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More "crazy talk" from the ex-champ? Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is enjoying life outside of mixed martial arts (MMA), and despite a few teases here and there, is probably not going to re-join the combat sports promotion anytime soon. Unless it guarantees rigorous drug testing for each of his fights (and doesn't make him look stupid). Rigorous enough to detect even the most advanced performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), which have continued read news >>