The UFC has fought a lot of battles over the past decade. They have overcome many obstacles including but not limited to getting on network television, going back to Japan, Brazil, and most importantly turning a profit.
However, the UFC has been battling an opponent for years which has pretty much been a stalemate when it comes to Culinary Union 226. This group is one of main obstacles in preventing MMA being legalized in the state of New York according to UFC President Dana White. The union has also targeted specific fighters and their behavior to try and tarnish the image of the UFC and MMA as a whole with human interest groups and others in power.
The UFC has decided to take a stand it seems, and created the website TheTruthAboutCulinary226.com:
“The UFC has a proud history of supporting positive social and community issues. The continued baseless attacks from the Culinary Union are nothing more than a distraction from their real agenda to force hard-working employees to submit under their leadership. We will take a proactive approach and dispel any falsehood lobbed at the UFC and our partners because remaining a strong community leader is vitally important to us and our future.”
The UFC has a proud tradition of supporting philanthropic programs in the community and strives to have a positive impact across a range of social and community issues, which are detailed on the UFC Community website at www.ufc.com/community.
With a diverse group of over 400 athletes from 35 different countries, the UFC holds those athletes to the highest of standards for the conduct. The UFC’s Code of Conduct condemns any inappropriate behavior that runs counter to its values and culture, and outlines disciplinary procedures for those who violate its terms. Further, fighters are contractually prohibited from engaging in inappropriate conduct. The UFC regularly hosts fighter summits to tackle issues of conduct and make clear the high expectations of the UFC.
The UFC has a proven track record of supporting important social causes including the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Boys and Girls Clubs, March of Dimes, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and Boys Town among many others. As strong supporters of the armed forces and our country’s service men and women, the UFC has raised over $12 million for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, on which Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta serve as Board Members.
The owners of the UFC have long opposed unionization, and this appears to be another battle in the long war between the two organizations.
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