According to a report from UFC.com, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier may be looking at some sort of disciplinary action for their brawl Monday at a media event in Las Vegas. "Their actions were clearly a violation of the UFC’s code of conduct," the report from Thomas Gerbasi quoted Kirk Hendrick, the UFC’s Chief Legal Officer, as saying.
“We expect more from our athletes, especially these two gentlemen, who are very well-trained and highly educated professionals."
The report also stated that the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has requested a video from the UFC of the incident (hint, a helpful site called "youtube" exists, you guys) and then will consider disciplinary action. Regardless of what the commission does, the UFC says it will still consider sanctioning the fighters on its own accord. “We are going to reserve our right to penalize both fighters after the commission has made a decision. We expect more from our athletes and we are prepared to levy sanctions to reinforce the appropriate behavior," Hendrick went on to say.
Whether or not the UFC makes known the penalties it may end up levying on Jones and Cormier remains to be seen. In the past, the promotion has alternated between making public certain disciplinary action of fighters and keeping other action secret.
“There are going to be ramifications,” Hendrick promised.
“Whether you’re the champion, or this is your first fight in the UFC, there are going to be ramifications from the UFC for these actions.”
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