UFC President, Dana Whyte, received his want to restart Mixed Martial Art competitors in the US as UFC 249 was held in an empty stadium in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night time, and was aired dwell on ESPN amid the Coronavirus pandemic in the US that has killed 79,696 folks as at Sunday morning.
The UFC competitors is the primary major sport event to carry in the US for the reason that final two months and the fighters needed to do with out crowd jeers or noise.
Few broadcast and manufacturing personnel have been permitted to look at the motion, together with the fighters, their groups and officers. whereas VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena – the place the place the event took place was eerie quiet on Saturday night time in contrast to the previous the place the arena is often stuffed with roaring followers .
Doctors needed to deal with injured fighters sporting face masks and all of the fighters and workers concerned in the struggle needed to undergo in depth testing for Covid-19.
US President Donald Trump appeared partway by the TV broadcast in a taped message to inform the viewers it was time to renew skilled sports activities.
‘I need to congratulate [president] Dana White and the UFC. They’re going to have a giant match!’ the Commander-in-chief excitedly acknowledged.
‘We adore it. We assume it is vital – get the sports activities leagues again. Let’s play. We do the social distancing and no matter else it’s a must to do, however we’d like sports activities. We need our sports activities again, and congratulations to Dana White and the UFC.’
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