Is there any way around the Reebok deal for the fighters?

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  1. isnotnormal

    isnotnormal White Belt

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    I mean, I assume they can tattoo logos on themselves, but what fighters would want to do that?

    What about temporary tattoos? Can they airbrush something on themselves? Decals? I assume you can't have body paint on.
     
  2. Eyekhan

    Eyekhan Baron Von Awesome

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    In short: No
     
  3. Megatronlee

    Megatronlee Red Belt

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    Go to bellator or WSOF
     
  4. lebenize it

    lebenize it Yellow Belt

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    No. The same applies to NFL MLB and the NBA.
     
  5. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    No temp tattoos. Sam Alvey, the creepy dude with the creepy smile did that and it was a big no-no.
     
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    whilliam208 Green Belt

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    They can always find a new occupation
     
  7. M.V.C.

    M.V.C. Silver Belt

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    Not fighting in the UFC.
     
  8. Steiger

    Steiger Orange Belt

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    Become a free agent and sign with a "sponsor-friendly" organization, such as Bellator or WSOF, so they don't have to put up with that rotten Reebok deal.
     
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    They can have many other sponsors, they just can't advertise them on the UFC's television. Appear in print ads, check. Appear on TV or radio, check.

    As long as its not a sponsor that violates the fighter code of conduct or interferes with the UFCs operations in some way you can have any sponsor you want. You just have to endorse them outside the UFCs media properties. Not saying thats good, just what is the case.

    I think the tattoo idea is dumb because it's somewhat permanent and I don't think it would go over well with the UFC brass. In fact its likely they would cut you.
     
  10. Strychnine

    Strychnine Steel Belt

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    Nope, the only way out is out.
     
  11. Fight Professor

    Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Where else can a fighter or any employee advertise their own sponsors? The sponsors can film and air their own commercials with the fighter.
     
  12. 120wrestling

    120wrestling Brown Belt

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    haircuts? lol
     
  13. D.R.H.

    D.R.H. If you haven't heard...I'm the best! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Wonder if CM Punk's Pepsi tattoo violates the Reebok deal?
     
  14. Kinku

    Kinku Brown Belt

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    Haha unless your some sort I draw or big name you think sponsor will pay the same amount if your in bellator or wsof.

    Ronda sold 35000 shirts that isn't reebok related so it's possible to make money if you keep on winning and postion yourself with current social media.

    Some fighters are even sponsors by monster energy drink
     

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