UFC fighter Alex Nicholson was in the corner of Mike Perry for his recent fight with Hyun Gyu Lim.
Nicholson could be heard in a video posted online – and since taken off – making derogatory comments about Lim.
The UFC has issued a statement on the matter, saying that future issues “could result in a suspension from competition, or termination of his contract.”
Below is the full release:
“UFC competitor Alex Nicholson made a derogatory comment toward another UFC athlete while cornering his teammate, Mike Perry, at UFC 202. UFC has addressed the matter with Nicholson, as well as Perry, to express the organization’s disappointment with Nicholson’s insensitive remark. As such, the organization informed Nicholson that any future instances of this nature could result in a suspension from competition, or termination of his contract.
“UFC requires all athletes to act in an ethical, responsible and respectful manner, as mandated by the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC holds its athletes to the highest standard and will continue to take appropriate action if and when it is warranted.”