Coronavirus has bought the world to a standstill with countries like Itlay putting the entire nation on lockdown. This virus has also affected the sporting world with major leagues like NBA and Seria A canceling their entire season. UFC has also taken precautionary measures against the spread of Coronavirus.
UFC has taken special precautions against the spread of Coronavirus. They have shifted the Overeem vs. Harris and Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik from their original location to the Apex facility in Las Vegas.
They have also implemented a series of guidelines for the fighters. MMA Junkie received the introduction of the document.
UFC is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, including consulting with UFC’s medical department and our chief medical consultant, Dr. Jeff Davidson, and with government authorities and other professionals. We have prepared the below summary of COVID-10 and UFC guidelines for you.
The UFC guidelines will take effect immediately and continue indefinitely until otherwise notified. As the situation evolves, we will provide you with further notifications and updates.
The guideline also had information provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO):
UFC president Dana White talked to POTUS regarding Coronavirus situation
Dana White said that he talked to US President Donald Trump regarding this whole situation. He also said that he was directly working with NSAC Bob Bennett in regards to the safety of the athletes.
”I talked to the president and the vice president about this, and they’re taking this very serious,” White said. “They’re saying, ‘Be cautious, be careful, but live your life and stop panicking.’ Everybody is panicking, and instead of panicking, we’re actually getting out there and working with doctors and health officials and the government to figure out how to keep the sport safe and continue to put on events.”
“We’re working directly with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and executive director Bob Bennett,” he said. “We’re always looking out for the health and safety of our fans, our athletes, whatever it might be. Obviously, this thing is going on, we’re going to do the same thing: We’re going to make sure two healthy athletes are competing.” (H/T- MMA Fighting)