Does the UFC have any limitations on fighters nicknames.

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  1. GuyintheCrowd

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    Title says it all.
     
  2. JoseAldoKillaBe

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    I don't think they can use "Child Rapist"
     
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    Like if someone wanted to be referred to as Joe "The Rapist" Son? Yeh I doubt they'd be down with that.
     
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    No racism or profanity I'd imagine.
     
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    Well they allow "Brown Pride" and "Black Magic", so ZUFFA does at least allow race-related nicknames.
     
  6. Cyantist

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    References to penises are cool.

    "Big" Johnson
     
  7. Francis Rossi

    Francis Rossi Here's a song for ya

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    Just need a fighter called "Long" John Holmes now.
     
  8. Slapchoppin

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    but would they be okay with "White Power"

    and if not would they make an exception if his last name was Ranger
     
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    Ryan Bader was told he could not call himself "The Master".
     
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    That phrase is loaded with a particular kind of social meaning that the other two are not - so most likely no.

    Zuffa did allow "White Steel" though, in Strikeforce.

    Also, considering they censor n***** in songs, I doubt they would allow that either.
     
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    Andy "has a massive" Wang?
     
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    If Mitrione doesnt get cut, he should change his nickname from "Meathead" to "Twitchy Toe."
     
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    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Dom-OGrady-23582


    He's from my town and is fighting Kitaoka in a short time. I've rolled with him (years ago) more than a couple times, and despite the things he says occasionally, and his nick-name, he is actually a really decent person.. Helps out kids with disabilities and volunteers for stuff. Big fight next week, I hope he wins.
     
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    But then my joke about Schaub choking the Meat wouldn't work.

    Boo, boo indeed.
     
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    Didn't Antonio McKee get away with being announced as "Mandingo" by Buffer? Or was that outside the UFC?
     
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    Nothing provocative that can't be said on air
     
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    Lol
     
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    damn you gotta be quick around here
     
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