Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will likely both be fined for their involvement in Monday’s press conference brawl.
The UFC’s Chief Legal Officer Kirk Hendrick issued the following statement to to MMA Junkie, and made it clear that this kind of behavior was something that they are actively looking to dissuade.
“This is certainly not a proud moment for the UFC organization,” Hendrick stated. “We expect more from our athletes, especially these two gentlemen, who are very well-trained and highly educated professionals. Their actions were clearly a violation of the UFC’s code of conduct.”
“There are going to be ramifications,” Hendrick stated. “Whether you’re the champion, or this is your first fight in the UFC, there are going to be ramifications from the UFC for these actions.”
“We are going to reserve our right to penalize both fighters after the commission has made a decision,” Hendrick stated. “We expect more from our athletes, and we are prepared to levy sanctions to reinforce the appropriate behavior.”
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