The Reebok era is officially here!
According to UFC Senior VP of Global Consumer Products, Tracey Bleczinski, 3 fighters have been fined for uniform infractions, and another 12 have been warned about violating the Athlete Outfitting Policy.
Bleczinski spoke to MMAJunkie:
“We have had over 99 percent compliance with the Athlete Outfitting Policy,” Bleczinski told MMAjunkie. “This week will be the first time that we will be issuing reduction in payments for non-compliance with the policy.”
“A warning is issued when an athlete is non-compliant but agrees and takes steps to correct the infraction. There is ample opportunity for an athlete to correct an infraction,” she said. “A payment reduction is enacted when an athlete knowingly and seriously violates the policy after receiving an opportunity to correct it.”
While names of fighters were not immediately released, expect updates regarding the situation sooner rather than later.
One fighter who has been discussed is Nate Diaz, who wore jeans to weigh ins rather than Reebok gear, however there has been no confirmation as to whether or not Diaz has been fined.