As the pandemic laid waste on so many fight cards, Dana White comments on why fighters are constantly testing positive for Covid-19 just before their fight.
While 2020 turned out to be a challenging year for the entire world, UFC on other hand identified the adversity as an opportunity. The MMA promotion thrived at a considerable pace with both Pay-Per-Views and weekly fight nights raking-in substantial numbers.
In the wake of the raging pandemic the organization improvised and reaped fruits by assimilating early. However, that did not happened without encountering regular setbacks.
Covid-19 Impacted Fight Cards
By taking appropriate measures UFC steadied the ship earlier than anyone would have anticipated but, the basic adverse element of the virus is still beyond the control of anyone. Thus on account of the contagiousness various much awaited bouts got canceled before the scheduled date.
The permeated predicament seemingly gave birth to the term “New Normal” which includes masks, sanitizers, Social Distancing, Quarantine, etc. But in UFC the same term had a wider meaning as continues curtailment of fight cards became a routine affair. Moreover, what developed as a major misfortune is the timing of fighters picking the deadly virus.
Ever since the outbreak emerged at the scene, almost every fight week has endured its ill effects. Fights getting cancelled just before the event at the eleventh hour became a major complication that still persists even as two fight weeks are remaining in the year.
So, it is apparently a rising concern as to why so many fighters are testing positive just before their fight. To which there is no textbook answer as of yet. And when UFC president Dana White was asked about the same he also did not had a concrete thing to say about this matter.
Dana White comments on why fighters are constantly testing positive for Covid-19 just before their fight
Dana White addressed the relevant question at the post UFC Vegas 16 presser and said, “I have no idea.”
“How’s this happening on fight week? People show up with it or I think what happened this time was somebody had contact with somebody else and then was training their fighter and gave it to them. I don’t know exactly what the deal was but I don’t know.”
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