UFC Issues Statement Regarding Racial Remark From Fighter/Cornerman

Mike Perry had a successful UFC debut at last Saturday's UFC 202 when he scored a second-round knockout over Hyun Gyu Lim.

Last Friday at the weigh-ins, Perry caused a stir when he did a fake handshake to Lim.

Then on the UFC.TV broadcast of UFC 202, during the pre-fight introductions for both fighters, a voice can be heard from Perry's corner clearly saying of Lim, "He can't even open his motherf**king eyes." The voice belonged to UFC fighter Alex Nicholson, who was cornering Perry.

The UFC released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the situation.

UFC competitor Alex Nicholson made a derogatory comment toward another UFC athlete while cornering his teammate, Mike Perry, at UFC 202. UFC has addressed the matter with Nicholson, as well as Perry, to express the organization's disappointment with Nicholson's insensitive remark. As such, the organization informed Nicholson that any future instances of this nature could result in a suspension from competition, or termination of his contract.

UFC requires all athletes to act in an ethical, responsible and respectful manner, as mandated by the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. UFC holds its athletes to the highest standard and will continue to take appropriate action if and when it is warranted.

Nicholson took to Twitter last weekend to apologize for the statement.

I respect every man who steps in the cage and my comments were insensitive towards lim I was hype for my brother but It's all love no hate.

— Alex Nicholson (@spartanlife32) August 23, 2016

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