Tell the U.S. Marine Corps: UFC is Unfit for the Corps!

The U.S. Marine Corps has spent more than $2 million sponsoring the UFC. The U.S. Marine Corps should not use our taxpayer money to sponsor the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a professional cage fighting promoter that has tolerated jokes about rape, homophobic slurs and sexually explicit remarks that are demeaning towards women.

For more than two centuries, the Marines have fought, lived and died with honor. According to the Commandant’s Statement on Core Values of the United States Marines, honor is “the bedrock of our character; the quality that guides Marines to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior; never to lie, cheat, or steal; to abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; to respect human dignity; to have respect and concern for each other.”

The UFC does not enforce a policy of respect and concern for others. Click here for examples of offensive remarks by UFC fighters.

A Marine would never be trained to speak like some associated with UFC have, so why would the Marine Corps sponsor the UFC? We urge the U.S. Marine Corps to withdraw its support of the UFC immediately!

The U.S. Marine Corps has spent more than $2 million promoting the UFC through commercials during televised cage fighting events, online videos and other promotional advertising. Taxpayer money should not be used to support homophobia, misogyny and hate speech, in any form.

We urge the U.S. Marine Corps to renounce its support of the UFC immediately.

The UFC is “Unfit for The Corps.”
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Culinary Workers Union Local 226

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