Whereas all the well being and security questions haven’t been absolutely answered, the UFC has offered some context for its return to motion a bit of over one week’s time.
With the continued COVID-19 pandemic suspending sporting occasions across the globe, the UFC is getting again to work. In an e-mail obtained by MMA Preventing on Thursday, the UFC alerted fighters and their respective groups in regards to the specialised protocols being put in place throughout combat week for the trio of occasions.
“With all that is happening on the earth, issues might be completely different from our typical combat week,” the letter states.
Information of the newly established pointers was initially reported by MMA Junkie.
Upon arrival to the host resort, the athletes, together with their camps, will undergo a “necessary medical screening course of and exams.” The e-mail doesn’t specify the precise exams being given. The e-mail additionally states that fighters might be required to return for added medical screenings every day they’re on resort property.
As well as, solely the fighters, licensed cornermen and designated UFC employees might be allowed on the resort. Household, associates, extra coaching companions and managers are prohibited from coming into.
Every fighter competing on the occasions might be assigned their very own particular person exercise rooms. Solely the person competitor and licensed corners might be allowed entry to their coaching room all through the course of the week. Every assigned room may have exercise mats, mat sanitizer and a private sauna for help with weight-cutting.
The UFC PI diet crew might be supporting the fighters competing in Jacksonville diet and complement programing, weight reduce session, post-weigh-in rehydration and pre-fight fueling. The promotion’s meal prep service Trifecta will present culinary assist for every athlete as wanted with meals being delivered to resort rooms.
Moreover, the UFC can be supporting athlete wants outdoors of the UFC PI dietary program, however persistence and suppleness are requested.
In relation to the UFC PI’s medical providers, solely performance-related issues might be handled. Different choices akin to “generic massages and flushes” is not going to be provided, whereas regular restoration providers might be. The medical crew will present therapy for UFC athletes scheduled to compete solely. Different rostered fighters who’re on-site as cornermen won’t be able to obtain therapy.