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UFC issues statement on 'derogatory comment' Alex Nicholson made toward Hyun Gyu Lim

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Alex Nicholson recently made headlines for the "derogatory comment" he made at the UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last month inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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"The Spartan" got himself into trouble with remarks made in the corner of Octagon newcomer Mike Perry, telling "Platinum" that he would be able to defeat opponent Hyun Gyu Lim because the South Korean couldn't even open his (expletive) eyes.

As expected, that little jab did not sit well with the front office (via MMA Fighting):

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.

Perry, who moves on to fight Danny Roberts at UFC 204 next month in Manchester, insists the comment was blown "way out of proportion" during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour.

Nicholson, meanwhile, currently awaits his next assignment.