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onip69 01-24-2013 05:13 PM

UFC Code of Conduct announced, fighters now expected to meet 'high standards'
 
UFC Code of Conduct announced, fighters now expected to meet 'high standards'


UFC Executive Lawrence Epstein explained the new code of conduct at the beginning of today's UFC on FOX 6 pre-fight press conference:


Quote:

"It's really two announcements....(Hughes new job) and the second thing is the implementation of a written code of conduct for UFC athletes. As you think about these two announcements, you have to think about them as one. There's gonna be a huge connection with what Matt does and our new code of conduct. One comment on the code of conduct just to take care of that, it really isn't something that's new, just something that frankly for the first time has been put in writing. We've always felt that our athletes need to live up to a high level of conduct and make sure everything they're doing obviously both inside the Octagon and outside is in compliance with the high standards of the UFC."
Quote:

"This whole situation really started frankly when we took a look at the sports landscape and looked at what all the other major sports leagues were doing like the NFL, Major League Baseball, NHL, et cetera. We also took a look at what some of the associations are doing. I think as many of you know, UFC's relationship with athletes is an independent contractor relationship. It's not like the relationship in the NFL where they're actually employees of the team. We looked at some of those organizations that had similar legal models and what we discovered was those organizations had an individual who was responsible for what they call athlete development and what we're calling athlete development also. The role of that person was first and foremost to be a mentor, to try and provide experience to hopefully keep guys out of trouble and stop guys from making mistakes that could affect both their career and could tarnish the image of mixed martial arts and the UFC."

http://www.mmamania.com/2013/1/24/39...on-removed-mma

LL 01-24-2013 05:28 PM

Better get Jon Jones a personal driver then.


MagiK11 01-24-2013 05:29 PM

As I mentioned in the other thread you posted, I am not surprised the UFC is heading this route with the more exposure they are getting through FOX. This is simply a way to make the support more widely accepted by fans and states as well...IE NYC.

EVERLOST 01-24-2013 05:35 PM

SO does that mean everyone is going to praise god after every fight? Is he a sponsor now? lol

The Horticulturist 01-24-2013 05:54 PM

barf.

Hexabob69 01-24-2013 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion (Post 1724905)
Better get Jon Jones a personal driver then.



Hell they should get him a stand in double for any public appearance and a voice over for any speaking engagements

St.Paul Guy 01-24-2013 11:17 PM

Ugh. Why? These guys are cage fighters FFS.

Life B Ez 01-24-2013 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EVERLOST (Post 1724937)
SO does that mean everyone is going to praise god after every fight? Is he a sponsor now? lol

Jesus loves beatdowns.

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MMA-Sportsman 01-25-2013 01:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EVERLOST (Post 1724937)
SO does that mean everyone is going to praise god after every fight? Is he a sponsor now? lol

Perhaps they are not going to middle finger parade during the fights or promoting fights joking about poor kids lack of opportunities for start. That would be my reading.

CupCake 01-25-2013 02:44 AM

Smart move by the UFC, these guys are getting more exposure, MMA is a sport...they should act like professional sportsmen/women. Kudos to the UFC for getting a policy underway.


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