Sam Hughes got herself a huge win at UFC 287. Hughes got a win over Jaqueline Amorim at the event but what made headlines was her admission that her boyfriend had placed a bet on her.
“My boyfriend told me he put a grand on me...I think I was like a +400 or something like that,” Hughes noted in the post-fight interview. She went on to add that she wants all of it.
However, this could land Sam Hughes into trouble. As per company policies, athletes are prohibited from placing wagers.
You can see the policy below.
"Athletes are prohibited from placing any wagers (directly or through a third party) on any UFC match, including placing any wagers on themselves. In most states with legalized sports betting, wagering by a UFC athlete (directly or through a third party) on any UFC match is illegal and may result in criminal sanction. Athletes should also be aware that in most states these same prohibitions apply to some or all of (i) relatives living in the same household as an athlete, (ii) an athlete's coaches, managers, handlers, athletic trainers, medical professionals and staff, and (iii) any other person with access to non-public information regarding participants in any UFC match. An athlete that becomes aware or has knowledge of any wagering in violation of these restrictions must immediately notify UFC of such incident in accordance with this UFC Athlete Conduct Policy."
Hughes, 30, who competes in the strawweight division, is now 8-5 in the professional competition after winning three of her previous four fights (3-4 in UFC). Before making her UFC debut on Saturday, Amorim had won her first six fights in the professional ranks.
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