The UFC and White like to say that fighters follow a code of conduct. But they rarely enforce this code when fighters engage in distasteful activity. One of the most recent trends saw high-profile athletes travel to Chechnya. Then they posed and ‘trained’ with the sanctioned warlord Ramzan Kadyrov (via The Sun).
Kadyrov is one of the most brutal dictators in the world. His regime brutalizes ethnic minorities and homosexuals. But this didn’t bother fighters like Justin Gaethje and Kamaru Usman. Nor has it fazed White who has nothing to say about it. The UFC participates in Pride month but didn’t practice what it preached.