Last weekend, the UFC held its first UFC athlete retreat in Vegas. While the main headline of the event seems to be the drunken debauchery and Cris Cyborg’s battery of Angela Magana, a ton of other luxories and new services for fighters were unveiled as well. Including the UFC’s new partnership with the Hospital for Special Surgery, which will serve as the UFC’s official hospital.
In an announcement on the UFC website, Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein expressed his excitement:
We are excited to partner with a world-class medical provider of HSS’ caliber. The health and safety of UFC athletes is our top priority, and this partnership further extends the best-in-class services available to the athletes both in and out of the Octagon.
Louis A. Shapiro, HSS President and Chief Executive, said in a statement that he and the HSS are looking forward to helping UFC athletes stay healthy and recover quickly when the injury bug strikes:
HSS’ purpose is to help people get back to what they need and love to do, better than any other place in the world. We are privileged to now support UFC as we do other high performing athletic organizations including the Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Red Bulls, New York Road Runners and many others.