UFC Set To Create A Partnership To Prevent Betting Scandals
Dana White previously said that fixed fighting is a big issue now.
The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) looks to be taking all the steps to prevent betting scandals.
In October 2022, the hierarchy released its first policy about wagering on UFC fights, as it didn’t have one on the books prior to then.
UFC has adapted its Athlete Conduct Policy recently to ensure that the fighters don’t bet on any bout, including their own. It is also stated that some US states would apply this policy on immediate local family members, coaches, and trainers.
On January 19, the company announced a new set of rules taking place. As they are partnering with US Integrity, the company tried to look into the Darrick Minner vs. Nuerdanbieke Shayilan controversy. Among the changes, it was confirmed that the fighter’s coaching staff, and managers will be prohibited from betting on UFC fights.
“Throughout this process, we have had productive discussions with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to address the concerned the AGCO expressed to their operators,” Riche T. McKnight, UFC’s General Counsel.
“We have made enhancements to our UFC Athlete Conduct Policy to more clearly express the prohibition against any UFC athlete from placing wagers directly or through a third party on any UFC match, including placing wagers on themselves.”