The UFC's Athlete Outfitting Policy

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  1. RockyBullwinkle

    RockyBullwinkle Yellow Belt

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    The full text of the UFC's 'uniform" policy and their code of conduct has been posted
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/1/23/7595577/read-the-ufcs-athlete-outfitting-policy-2015

    The intro:

    On December 2, 2014, UFC and Reebok announced a landmark deal for Reebok to outfit all UFC athletes. Reebok will create unique and iconic apparel for all fighters and their corners with the goal of elevating the visual identify of UFC events, UFC fight weeks and UFC productions. This partnership will create long-term value for UFC athletes and their brands, further professionalizing UFC events and the sport of mixed martial arts. In addition, the partnership will give back to local communities by supporting Fight for Peace in its charitable efforts.

    The attached 2015 UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy contains all the specifics of this new program, which all athletes must follow beginning with International Fight Week in July 2015. In addition we have included a list of Frequently Asked Questions to further assist you.

    We are excited that the vast majority of the revenue from this landmark deal will go to the fighters. Later this year we will be communicating the athlete compensation for the program. In addition to the compensation for adhering to the UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy, fighters will also earn royalty revenue from the sale of the products that use the fighters name and/or likeness. Royalty payments will be made to fighters based on the terms of their UFC Merchandise Rights Agreement. Furthermore, athletes can retain their existing sponsors and secure new sponsors, other than during UFC fight week official events, including fight night, UFC produced content, or other official UFC events.

    The new UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy is under the leadership of Nakisa Bidarian, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Ventures. The implementation of the new policy will be led by the Consumer Products Department headed by Tracey Bleczinski, Senior Vice President. Ember Morr, Vice President Consumer Products, will oversee the newly formed UFC Equipment Department, which will handle all of the fighters outfitting needs. Tracey and Ember, along with the UFC Equipment Department, will be conducting mandatory UFC Athlete Outfitting Policy informational sessions each fight between January 18, 2015 and June 30, 2015. If you are not fighting but will be attending an event during this time period you are encouraged to contact the team and arrange to participate in one of the sessions. Detailed information regarding the Outfitting Policy informational sessions will be sent to each fighter prior to their fight week. Should you have further questions, the appropriate contact details are available within the new policy. We thank you for being a part of an exciting new evolution of the UFC.
     
  2. greatsantini

    greatsantini Orange Belt

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    Thanks for the link. Nice to read their actual policy instead of making wild guesses.
     
  3. ceestand

    ceestand Blue Belt

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    Nakisa Bidarian
    Tracey Bleczinski
    Ember Morr

    Just going to leave this here...
     
  4. SnowBlynd

    SnowBlynd Red Belt

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    All women?
     
  5. Gamer2k4

    Gamer2k4 Brown Belt

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    Shame about the mouth guards. I like that some have flags or fangs or other designs on them. It's also a shame that the shorts seem to be single-color. So much for Crocop's signature design when he comes back. It's also pretty lousy that fighters don't get to choose their shorts color unless they're ranked.

    Does anyone know if "board shorts" includes ones with deep slits, like Jones' shorts? I didn't see anything about sports bra regulations either; did I just overlook it? How about skirts for the women, like what Meisha Tate tends to wear?

    Final thought: The rules do mention sponsor logos, so I have to assume those are still allowed.
     
  6. j98

    j98 Brown Belt

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    thanks hallman
     
  7. Dontfight

    Dontfight Purple Belt

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    they are from business, marketing and 'consumer products', Ember Morr works (worked?) for NFL. So what?
     
  8. jasonfahy

    jasonfahy Yellow Belt

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    UFC Fight Short Requirements

    Amongst fighters that are ranked the higher ranked fighter may select their fight short color. The opponent will be required to select a fight short from the options of the contrasting color.
    Amongst fighters that are not ranked the matchmaker will communicate with the fighters their fight short colors.
    When applicable, all fight short colors must be confirmed with the matchmaker upon agreement of the fight. All fighters must fight in shorts with enough color contrast as to be distinguishable on television.
    All fighters must be in Reebok supplied garments.
    Shorts must be either Vale Tudo or board short style, no bikini or other style shorts will be permitted in the Octagon.
    Male fighters shall wear a groin protector of their own selection, of a type approved by the Commission.
     
  9. j98

    j98 Brown Belt

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    UFC doesnt make a dime on this and its all for the fighters but the UFC can add a third party sponsor on the shorts if they want? and the fighters cant? so...that money for the third party will go to the fighters right, all 100% of it? like dana said? right?
     
  10. Gamer2k4

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    Thank you for replying with the exact block of text I was basing my question off of.
     
  11. boxandjitz

    boxandjitz White Belt

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    Fucking slavery contracts. But it shows how many desperate fighters there are that will sign for this kind of shit, low pay, and still have to deal with Dana.
     
  12. Senzo Tanaka

    Senzo Tanaka Silver Belt

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    Lorenzo already confirmed trademark designs will be allowed like Liddell when he had the ice sickles. I'm sure they would allow Mirko's checkerboard.

    I also like how it says you can pick from different color schemes and that they have to stand out from your opponent. You aren't going to have guys in there fighting with the same color and design.

    As far as board shorts, "skorts" are allowed for guys like Jones and skirts for the women. Jones wore official Rebook skorts for his Cormier fight so that's kind of a taste of things to come.

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  13. Naos

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    "We are excited that the vast majority of the revenue from this landmark deal will go to the fighters."

    I was under the impression UFC brass said all revenue would go to the fighters...
     

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