The UFC is attempting to smarten up it’s fighter’s act by implementing an official dress code, following hot on the heels of the official code of conduct that was released earlier in the year.
“Effective immediately, fighters and talent traveling on press tours and PR/marketing-related appearances are no longer permitted to wear shorts or flip flops,” An email to fighters from the UFC reads. “Jeans are acceptable and shoes are a must.”
UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson first broke this story, and apparently he’s not all that thrilled about it.
“Mwahahaha!!! Guess @ufc decided to make it official…I’m a start calling them the NBA…guess it’s one thing to be encouraged to do or dress one way & entirely another thing to be told to do or dress one way…” Henderson wrote on his Facebook page.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m gonna dress how my employers want but doesn’t mean I gotta be happy about it…”Don’t let the man hold you down” “Fight the power” “You can take my life but you can never take my FREEDOM!!!”