Wednesday, August 12, 2020
UFC - Personalized Walkout Jerseys

Former UFC fighter Leslie Smith thinks ‘COVID parties’ is ‘kind of a good idea’

More from author

UFC News: Curtis Blaydes accepts callout from Derrick Lewis

Surging UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes has accepted the challenge from former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis. UFC on ESPN+ 32 card this weekend featured a...

UFC News: Ali Abdelaziz claims he has Khamzat Chimaevs in his team

The world-renowned MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz believes he has a whole group of fighters that can have the same impact as that of current...

UFC News: Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen targeted for a main event in October

A bantamweight barn burner is headed our way as former title challenger Marlon Moraes will take on young prospect Cory Sandhagen for an event...

UFC News: Khamzat Chimaev on Donald Cerrone: “It’s an easy fight, easy win”

UFC newcomer Khamzat Chimaev in just two fights, has put the entire MMA community, especially the UFC welterweight division on notice. Chimaev (6-0 MMA, 2-0...
- Advertisement -

Former UFC veteran and current Bellator featherweight Leslie Smith has been an outspoken personality in the MMA community.

This outspoken nature made her begin ‘Project Spearhead’, an organization attempting to unionize UFC and MMA fighters in 2018. This time however she made another unpopular opinion. She took to her social media, adressing the recent ‘COVID party’ issue.

Leslie Smith

Smith on Alabama ‘COVID party’

Smith believes COVID parties are actually a decent idea. (via Twitter):

In a shocking event, a group of young people in Alabama are intentionally inviting guests with COVID-19 to the parties and the indiidual who gets the illness first will get a pay out. The parties are being held in Tuscaloosa. The city council member Sonya McKinstry weighed on the incident, initially thought it to be some kind of a joke.

“We thought that was kind of a rumour at first. We did some research. Not only do the doctors` offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” she added.

“It makes me furious,” McKinstry said. “Furious to the fact that something that is so serious and deadly is being taken for granted. Not only is it irresponsible, but you could contract the virus and take it home to your parents or grandparents,” she was quoted as saying.

“This is not political. This is a public health issue. People are dying and there is no cure. We have to do whatever we can to save as many lives as possible,” she added.

Smith’s opinion:

Smith however believes going to COVID parties and intentionally contracting the disease would make them immune for future. She also believes this would allow to establish ‘herd immunity’. She related it as to how her mother would take her to ‘measles party’so that she would contract the disease early rather than later in her life where there is a potential risk of death. However the literature on ‘herd immunity’ isn’t enough at this point of time.

The state of Alabama has recorded 39000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1000 total deaths due to the same.

If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at

- Advertisement -

UFC - Personalized Walkout Jerseys
- Advertisement -Former UFC fighter Leslie Smith thinks 'COVID parties' is 'kind of a good idea' - Smith
- Advertisement - UFC - Replica Championship Belt

Related articles

- Advertisement - Former UFC fighter Leslie Smith thinks 'COVID parties' is 'kind of a good idea' - Smith