When the UFC holds media events where fighters are obligated to appear, they’re going to need to sharpen their look. While no dress code is in place, the UFC wants their fighters to look more professional and not homeless.
“There is no dress code to speak of,” in a letter from the UFC to MMA Junkie. “We simply ask that our athletes not wear shorts or flip flops at company-related press tours/media functions.”
There was no mention what, if any, would be the result if a fighter didn’t follow the new rule.
Some UFC fighters are known for showing up to events in sandals and sweatpants. So far, no UFC fighter seems willing to quit over the change.