Originally Posted by ufcfan4
um im pretty sure it's a choice the fighters make rather than some sanctioned aspect of the entrance/ examination by the official as your description makes it out to be, ts.
i dont see what the big deal is. these guys are about to go into a hellacious fight and theyre hugging the people who have supported them and helped them prepare as an acknowledgement of their contribution and a means for them to wish the fighter good luck.
No dude I've seen the cornerman applying vaseline outside of the cage literally stop the fighter and make them turn around and at least acknowledge their corner when they weren't going to do it, it's super weird and I was wondering the same thing myself.