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Final month, when UFC introduced their plan to maintain UFC 249 on Native American territory in California’s Bay Space, I used to be fairly shocked. As a resident of “The Golden State,” my expectations of the occasion occurring plummeted. Why California? The California state authorities was among the many earliest to institute lock downs and penalties, whereas different states have been far looser.

The present bought canned, and UFC smartened up by heading right down to Florida, the place WWE exhibits have been held the entire time. Their plans appear unlikely to vary on this new location, as Governor Ron DeSantis defended his resolution in a press convention and spoke about the advantages for Florida’s financial system (transcription through Bloody Elbow).

“There’s not going to be any followers however I feel that [UFC 249] goes to be a great occasion for individuals,” Gov. DeSantis stated throughout a current press convention. “I helped recruit,” DeSantis stated. ”I needed the wrestling to be filmed in Orlando. I’d like them to do WrestleMania. They had been going to do WrestleMania in April. That was a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of {dollars}. I wish to preserve that good relationship.”

In truth, DeSantis is so assured that the occasions will go nicely that he’s optimistic about dwell audiences returning to some extent fairly shortly. He defined, “I do assume if the tendencies are good as you get into June-July. I feel there’s a window to have some followers.”

Every day that goes by with out cancellation is an effective one for UFC 249. If there’s a last-minute cancellation, it doubtless will come from a difficulty offered by somebody apart from the state authorities.


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Explaining the mechanics of the twisting footlock:

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Probably the most brutal guillotine choke in MMA historical past?

This can be a cool knockout and all, however plus-size Robbie Lawler is certainly the spotlight of the clip.

A superb ol’ style slugfest!

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The drive-in theater close to me reopened with social distancing tips and has been doing fairly nicely. Is that this the long run for live shows as nicely?

Midnight Music: At this level, I’m fairly bored of my very own playlists, so I placed on an “Early Different” combine that was quick on surprises however nonetheless very stable.

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