Daniel Cormier is ready to commentate for the UFC events in light of stringent testings.
UFC 249 is finally taking place as scheduled on April 18. Even though Khabib Nurmagomedov has pulled out of the fight, the excitement for the card hasn’t died down. Instead, Justin Gaethje has accepted the fight on short notice and to the delight of the fans, they couldn’t be happier about it.
UFC 249 will take place at tribal land in Central California. The venue is Tachi Palace Casino Resort near Lemoore, Calif. This venue is 65 kilometers from the city of Fresno. The state of California is currently in lockdown, but the casino is present at the Indian reservations, which means that the casino doesn’t come under the state jurisdictions. So the normal lockdown rules applied by the state governor aren’t applicable for the tribal lands.
Daniel Cormier ready to commentate amidst the coronavirus scare
There were concerns regarding the safety of the fighters amidst the pandemic. However, UFC president in an interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN made it clear that the medical facilities for the events taking place at the casino are top-notch. He further went ahead to say that people involved in the UFC events were safer than the people seated at their homes or people doing grocery shopping. White emphasized on the fact that UFC has gone above and beyond to make sure that the people involved in the UFC events are taken care of.
This reassurance from Dana White was enough for Daniel Cormier to agree to commentate at the UFC events. Cormier resides in California and said that if the venue is in the driving distance of his home, then he is willing to put on the fights.
“A lot of things have to deal with location, right? If its somewhere close and very accessible, I don’t see why you wouldn’t do it,” Cormier told MMA Junkie Radio in a recent appearance. “They’re going to be tested; they’re going to test everybody. You gotta understand going to do that UFC show, even if you aren’t showing symptoms of the coronavirus, you should still get tested anyway. So you could be better off than the people sitting home not getting tested. Understand what I’m saying?
“They won’t let you into the UFC event without testing you. So when they test you, you’ll know whether or not you have the coronavirus. And I believe that that makes it as safe as you can hope for.”