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“Disgusting Slap in the Face”: Fans Slam the UFC as New Contracts Reportedly Impose Stricter Restrictions on Fighters

In major news for fighters, the UFC has recently made significant changes to their contractual agreements, which could have a deep impact on how the promotion moves forward. As per reports made by Bloody Elbow and various other media outlets, some of the crucial changes that were made were the addition of an arbitrary agreement along with a class action waiver. As news of the update broke out, MMA fans were quick to criticize the promotion, with some specifically attacking UFC president Dana White.

These changes come at a time when the UFC has been mired in controversy with the entire Francis Ngannou saga, which saw the African heavyweight walk away from the promotion after a series of failed negotiations. Although Ngannou was able to exit the UFC, the report by Bloody Elbow mentioned that fighters might find it difficult to do the same in the future.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Gilbert Burns of Brasil reacts to his loss after his lightweight fight during the UFC 226 event inside T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

As fans caught hold of the news on Twitter, many of them swiftly reacted to it. Not surprisingly, a majority of the responses were of fans voicing their concerns and criticizing the promotion for undoing the positive changes made in the last few years.

MMA fans react to news of changes in UFC contract

Bloody Elbow’s official page on Twitter was one of the first to break the news on the micro-blogging site. A majority of the tweets on it were of concerned MMA fans who didn’t hesitate in bashing the promotion.

Not surprisingly, one of the first tweets made a reference to Francis Ngannou and the news around his exit from the UFC.

Naturally, UFC president Dana White was the first to get thrashed by fans. Someone also accused him of enjoying the contract changes.

Moreover, one MMA fan even forecasted the future of the UFC. Blaming the promotion’s current ranking system, he even pointed out Conor McGregor as an example of how the UFC only relies on the popularity of the fighters to make fights.

One fan had a rather uncomfortable idea of what the UFC could do next.

Another MMA fan further reverberated one of the earlier tweets by claiming that such changes would lead to an eventual decline of the company.

Someone also suggested a potential strike by the fighters. He even went on to call the changes a “disgusting” move on part of the UFC.

This last tweet completely summarized the Bloody Elbow report and also the negative aspects of the new changes.


Ultimately, an uproar from fans and critics on such news is fairly common, but what impact these new changes will have on the fighters is something only time can tell.

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And although UFC continues to dominate the combat sports realm; drastic measures that shrink the freedom of the athletes are clearly not something that bodes well for any parties involved.

What are your opinions on this piece of news? Do you feel the new changes could have been avoided? Let us know in the comment section below.

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