UFC reportedly adopts new dress policy
The UFC has reportedly started a new dress policy for fighters at official events.
The first reference was a week ago on Benson Henderson’s Fcebook account, when he said UFC president Dana White had done some shopping for him.
Benson Henderson June 12
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…
Yesterday came word of a more formal announcement.
Benson Henderson June 17
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!!!”
However, in an email to MMAjunkie.com, an unnamed UFC official it was no big deal.
“There is no dress code to speak of,” wrote the official. “We simply ask that our athletes not wear shorts or flip flops at company-related press tours/media functions.”