In the wake of Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones’ brawl at UFC Ultimate Media Day promoting the upcoming UFC 178 next month. The UFC brass has stated there will be ramifications for the fighters actions.
UFC Chief Legal Officer Kirk Hendrick issued a statement through UFC.com in which he stated:
“This is certainly not a proud moment for the UFC organization,” Hendrick stated. “We expect more from our athletes, especially these two gentlemen, who are very well-trained and highly educated professionals. Their actions were clearly a violation of the UFC’s code of conduct.”
“There are going to be ramifications,” Hendrick stated. “Whether you’re the champion, or this is your first fight in the UFC, there are going to be ramifications from the UFC for these actions.”
“We are going to reserve our right to penalize both fighters after the commission has made a decision,” Hendrick stated. “We expect more from our athletes, and we are prepared to levy sanctions to reinforce the appropriate behavior.”