“TUF Nations” Fighter Will Not Receive A UFC Contract After Show’s Completion Due To Racist Post

Photo From UFC.com
Photo From UFC.com

Photo From UFC.com

The latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter is airing. The season is called, ““The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” and the coaches are Australia’s Kyle Noke and Canada’s Patrick Cote. The focus of the series is the fighter who wins the season receives a six-figure UFC contract. Even in some cases, some of the other fighters on the show receive contracts into the company.

In the case of Tyler Manawaroa, he will not be receiving a UFC contract regardless of how he finishes the season.

Manawaroa who is apart of Team Australia had a racially sensitive post on his Instagram from 2012 and Canadian welterweight Kajan Johnson was the only who pointed out the post.

The UFC released a statement on the matter.

The UFC organization had hired an investigation company in Australia to conduct thorough background investigations on potential contestants for ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations’ television series. Unfortunately, the background checks did not uncover all of the social media history by contestant Tyler Manawaroa. The UFC is committed to having an environment that is free from discrimination. Consequently, UFC has notified Manawaroa that regardless of how far he advances in the completed television series, the organization will not be offering him a contract to compete in the UFC.

“TUF Nations” concludes with a live finale on April 16 from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada headlined by Michael Bisping facing Tim Kennedy.

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