MMA STAR BELFORT LA­BELS UFC’S DEAL WITH REE­BOK ‘SLAV­ERY’

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Vet­eran MMA fighter Vi­tor Belfort has spo­ken out against the way UFC han­dles sponsorship, say­ing that the deal that saw Ree­bok pro­vide all ap­parel for fight­ers feels like ‘slav­ery’. The 38-year-old said: “MMA is a lot closer to en­ter­tain­ment than sport these days. I’m not sat­is­fied with the way the com­pany is han­dling sponsorship.We are pretty much liv­ing in slav­ery.We can’t use our own spon­sors, they are banned in­side the Oc­tagon.We have no prop­er­ties.”

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