The coronavirus has forced all major sporting organizations to cancel its season, games or postpone them for the immediate future.
For UFC, though, the show must go on.
Recently, Dana White addressed the promotion’s plan to navigate around the virus that has been sweeping the world.
But instead of canceling its events, UFC will move all events happening in cities across the U.S.A. to Las Vegas, Nevada.
That’s because UFC has its very own state-of-the-art facility in “Sin City” that measures over 5,000 square feet. In it, they have a small arena-like venue with an Octagon and limited seating to stage fights.
The downside is, no fans will be allowed to see the fights in person, as the arena will be closed out to only staff and select media.
“We are working directly with NSAC and director, Bob Bennett, on implementing a process to screen athletes before they compete,” he said.
“One of the things we always do is look out for the health and safety of our fans, or athletes, whatever it might be. Obviously, this thing going on, we are going to do the same thing. We are going to make sure that two healthy athletes are competing.”
”I talked to the president and the vice president about this, and they’re taking this very serious,” White told ESPN.
“They’re saying, ‘Be cautious, be careful, but live your life and stop panicking.’ Everybody is panicking, and instead of panicking, we’re actually getting out there and working with doctors and health officials and the government to figure out how to keep the sport safe and continue to put on events.”
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