It appears that the UFC is drawing the line when it comes to fighters and their wardrobe at official events.
According to lightweight champion Benson Henderson’s Facebook feed, the organization has called on stricter guidelines when it comes to appearance.
The first reference was a week ago when he posted this about UFC president Dana White:
Guess when the UFC big boss-man goes on an impromptu shopping spree for you, means you gotta think about stepping your game up…
Bye-bye board shorts & plain tees??? We all gotta grow up & dress the part for work at some point in time, hehehe…
Then yesterday Henderson posted word of a more formal announcement:
Mwahahaha!!! Guess @ufc decided to make it official…I’m a start calling them the NBA…guess it’s one thing to be encouraged to do or dress one way & entirely another thing to be told to do or dress one way…
“Per Jackie, effective immediately, fighters and talent traveling on press tours and PR/marketing-related appearances are no longer permitted to wear shorts or flip flops. Jeans are acceptable and shoes are a must.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m gonna dress how my employers want but doesn’t mean I gotta be happy about it…”Don’t let the man hold you down” “Fight the power” “You can take my life but you can never take my FREEDOM!!!”
Is this move a sign of things to come? Is the UFC becoming too much like the other mainstream sports? Or is this just further proof of the sports progression?
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