The UFC was partnered with Reebok for several years. The fighting company have decided to partner with a new company called Venum. Venum is a brand that manufactures apparel and equipment for various martial arts, combat sports, and boxing. The sports company have signed a new deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
New promotional guidelines have been set by the UFC and Venum in their new partnership. The new guidelines see a rise in pay for the fighters for promotional events. ESPN first reported this news. Below are the new pay tier for fighters in the new partnership.
Just like the previous partners, Reebok, the fighters will be paid according to the number of fights they have had. The paytier also has a seperate class for fighters involved in title bouts.
Fighters will be asked to gain clearance for their mouthpieces in the new Venum deal
With the new partnership with Venum, the UFC fighters will see a slight pay raise. Just like Reebok, Venum will provide the fighters with essentials. But from April 1, the fighters will have to gain clearance for their mouth guards.
“Mouth guards may not have any commercially identifiable logos or trademarks other than UFC logos and trademarks; however, athletes’ names, their children’s names, spouse’s name, athletes’ nicknames, country flags, or those approved by UFC and documented in the system and other Unbranded designs may be permitted if approved by UFC.”
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