UFC officially bans fighters from betting

UFC officially bans fighters from betting

Starting today, UFC fighters, relatives and members of their teams are prohibited from betting on fights in the world’s strongest league, which will be regarded as a violation of the UFC Athlete Code of Conduct.

This is stated in an official statement released by UFC Vice President Hunter Campbell to the media.

“In light of the clear guidance we have received from the U.S. betting industry regulators, we are compelled to place certain restrictions on bets placed by our athletes and their team members,” the statement reads. “Athletes are prohibited from betting directly or through third parties on any match in the UFC, including themselves. In most states where sports betting is legal, it is illegal for a fighter to bet on any MMA match hosted by a promoter with whom he is affiliated and may result in criminal penalties.”

“Athletes should also be aware that in most states, this prohibition applies to some or all relatives living in the same household as the athlete, their coaches, managers, assistants, medical professionals, and other personnel with access to non-public information about participants in any match. An athlete who becomes aware of any betting that violates these restrictions must notify the UFC immediately of the incident.”

Recall that the next event of the organization will be the UFC 280 tournament, which will be held on October 22 in Abu Dhabi. In the main event of the show, Russian fighter Islam Makhachev will try to win the vacant UFC lightweight championship belt in a confrontation with Brazilian Charles Oliveira.