The UFC and its roster of fighters are finishing up huge summit in Las Vegas. The promotion brings 300 athletes to town to discuss marketing, nutrition and various subjects they deal with on a daily basis.
UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman posted a video report of the goings on at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Make sure you check out Pat Barry talking about the new insurance plan UFC is offering all of its fighter for injuries suffered inside and out of the Octagon (4:10 mark).
Not everyone is patting the UFC on the back for it's revolutionary offering of insurance to combat athletes. Longtime MMA opponent, Bob Reilly, a New York Assemblyman rained on the parade:
"What immediately came to my mind was, What's the need for insurance? Because advocates for MMA have been touting how safe this sport is and that no one is ever injured, and in fact, the testimony here is that the worst that ever happened was a broken arm," Reilly told MMAFighting. But I don't think that insurance is going to do anything for the very prevalent brain damage that fighters will suffer. I think what MMA should be doing is, instead of providing insurance for injuries, is to do away with injuries."
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