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Does the UFC need a code of conduct policy?

Tallica19812011-12-11 07:16:53 +0000 #1
A while ago Forrest griffen made a tweet stating that "Rape is the new missionary" in the wake of the Penn State scandal, and a lot of the media and women's groups went crazy.

about a half hour ago miguel Torres posted the following tweet:

Quote:

If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn't mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises.

Already there are mma journalists posting how terrible it was and how stupid he is.

Should the UFC have an enforcable code of conduct policy that allows them to fine or suspend fighters for things they do or say outside of the realm of fighting?
Tallica19812011-12-11 07:29:22 +0000 #2
I'm sure this will be a huge focus on the UFC's next fighter convention. Unfortunately, I think people always take things the wrong way.

Forrest did apologize and make a sizable donation to a rape clinic afterwrds and explained that he was making a social observation about how common place rape was in today's media.

Also, the UFC is now offerring incentives for the most interesting tweets, and most new followers. Does this make them partially responsible?
Guilty2011-12-11 07:36:17 +0000 #3
Those things don't offend me, but I can see how it might offend someone. Dana seems to me like the college coach who wants everythign swept under the rug. He doesn't wanna suspend or fine anyone, and won't until the outcry is loud enough that he has to do something. The UFC probably does need one, but I don't think they want to have one.
RPD2011-12-11 08:33:48 +0000 #4
I just wish people would stop taking Tweeter so seriously.

You have to opt in to follow someone. If you don't like what they say, don't follow them.

Personally, what Torres tweet'd I laughed at.

If everyone excepted that tweet is a joke of a medium none of the news about who wrote what on there would ever be talked about.
Tallica19812011-12-11 08:44:44 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by RPD

I just wish people would stop taking Tweeter so seriously.

You have to opt in to follow someone. If you don't like what they say, don't follow them.

Personally, what Torres tweet'd I laughed at.

If everyone excepted that tweet is a joke of a medium none of the news about who wrote what on there would ever be talked about.

I agree as far as my own personal opinion of it.

However, I think fighters need to realize that your going to have what you tweet viewed by the general public. It's one thing if you follow gilbert gotfried, but a fighter isn't someone you ight expect to post that.

With the move to FOX, and the potential for these guys to become mainstream, I'm willing to bet th UFC will make this a main point at their next convention.

Personally, i think it's funny.
Guilty2011-12-11 08:31:35 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Tallica1981

However, I think fighters need to realize that your going to have what you tweet viewed by the general public. It's one thing if you follow gilbert gotfried, but a fighter isn't someone you ight expect to post that.

Wait, you know Gilbert Gotfried lost his Aflac gig by tweeting jokes about the tsunamai?

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