UFC News: Dana White References The Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic And Its Impact Around The World
As of now the total number of global cases has surpassed 250,000, including over 10,000 fatalities. Over 87,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Get the latest updates from around the world:
The United States more than 14,000 cases reported in the US. Italy extends national lockdown, overtakes China in the death toll. Saudi Arabia suspends outdoor prayer at two holy mosques. South Korea's death toll surpasses 100. India prepares to halt international flight arrivals. Argentina to also go into full nationwide lockdown.
The global total COVID 19 caseload is approaching 1/4 million. And the USA has moved up from the 8th largest to 6th largest national epidemic. As of Thursday night, the global death toll passed 9,700, with more than 235,000 confirmed cases. In the U.S., the death toll was at 157 (up from 40 last week) across 22 states as confirmed cases increased to more than 11,200.As the statement revealed by MMA Junkie that Dana White said “Here’s the reality: We will be up and running before any other sport will,” White said. “Our sport’s different. We have our own arena next door (the UFC Apex). So we will fulfill every fight for every fighter this year, and we’ll get this thing done.”
We saw UFC put a statement on cancelling it next three-event through April 11, will be able to resume operations in time for UFC 249. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight that is supposed to be fought off on April 18, will be on with location to be known sofar.
Dana said “I have over 350 employees who work for me. Multi-billion-dollar companies are laying off all their employees right now. We haven’t laid off one person at the UFC. And every fighter that fights for me will fight three times this year. Our schedule will go on. Everybody’s gonna get paid, and we will figure this out, and we will be the first sport back on. And, uh, f*ck that sh*t. Everything will go on.”
He further said “Listen, the media can talk as much sh*t as they want,” White said. “They don’t feed families. They don’t take care of f*cking people. We’re doing the right thing as far medical testing goes and everything. That’s all we f*cking do. We were doing that sh*t way before the coronavirus.
We were taking care of people and making sure that everybody’s healthy, and every fighter that’s with me on the road is getting much better medical attention than they are at home – if they’re with me. You know what I mean? “I told our whole roster: If you or your loved ones have any type of situations or anything wrong, call me. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure you get taken care of.”
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