UFC Adds ‘dangerous Activities’ Clause To Fight Contracts In Attempt To Avoid Fighter Injuries | UFC NEWS

October 5, 2012 12:49 pm by bjpenn.com staff 20 Comments

UFC officials have now taken further steps in an attempt to protect their fighters and investment in live events.

Recently MMA fans have witnessed a string of injuries suffered by fighters. Most of which come in the training room, but most recently Jose Aldo was injured and forced to withdraw from the UFC 153 main event due to a motorcycle accident.

This is exactly why the UFC will now limit such activities from fighters when they are contracted to fight.

MMAWeekly.com dug up this story and have details to share on this new clause, check it out:



Some of these activities include snowboarding, wakeboarding, and mountain climbing, as well as driving a motorcycle or participating in any kind of exhibition game for sports like basketball or football.

The fighters enter into this new contract when signing a bout agreement for a fight being scheduled. This is not an amendment to new contracts as a whole, only bout agreements. Essentially, when a fighter signs on for a fight they are now contractually held to not participate in ‘dangerous activities’ outside of normal recreational sports like swimming or hiking.



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