- 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 >>
And the mixed martial arts (MMA) community just breathed a collective sigh of relief. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz, who will make a few extra trips to the hotel buffet in order to make weight for his UFC 183 main event against Anderson Silva, is not expected to have his combat sports career affected by his recent legal woes. That's according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, who broke it down for ESPN.com: "We don't really get involved on that level other than staying i read news >>
- 4 months ago
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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
- 608 views
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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Five years into his professional MMA career, Robbie Lawler decided that he’d had enough of sparring, the one activity that most fighters and trainers will tell you is an absolute essential for pre-fight preparation. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta addresses his company's crackdown on drug use, domestic violence policy, women's MMA, and much more. read news >>
The world of professional sports is marred by a situation that doesn’t involve action within the realm of play. Domestic violence allegations have swarmed the National Football League and other professional organizations. Ultimate Fighting Championship has not been able to escape criticism as it has been mentioned in multiple incidents as well. Whether it is the allegations surrounding Anthony Johnson, Thiago Silva or Will Chope, UFC has shown a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to domestic vi read news >>
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 >>
- 3 months ago
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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 >>