Zuffa To Off Accident Insurance To All Fighters Under Contract
MMAJunkie.com has all the details regarding Zuffa_s announcement today that they will offer insurance and accident coverage to all 250+ fighters they have under contract:
Officials from Zuffa LLC, the UFC and Strikeforce_s parent company, today announced all of its contracted fighters now get accident-insurance coverage. The company_s fighters learned of the additional coverage today at the four-day "fighter summit" in Las Vegas.
That means training injuries – which are costly and not previously covered by their independent-contractor agreements – will be picked up by the organization.
"Our athletes are some of the very best in the world, and we_ve committed significant financial resources to provide them with insurance that complements the gold standard we have set for event-related coverage," UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta stated in today_s announcement. "We_re pleased to provide coverage that enables our athletes to seek and receive treatment for injuries sustained while preparing for bouts."