Dana White thinks the MMA media are in for a impolite awakening within the coming weeks, because the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the worldwide economic system and destroy many small to medium sized (and a few massive) companies.
The UFC president has put the MMA media on blast for allegedly attempting to persuade the Florida State Boxing Fee to cancel UFC 249, claiming that the media has tried to sabotage the occasion over well being and security considerations.
Chatting with reporters forward of UFC 249, White mentioned the media would be the most closely affected by coronavirus layoffs and urged reporters to cease portraying the UFC in a nasty gentle.
“The media calling, hammering these guys, ‘how will you let this occasion occur’,” White mentioned in regards to the media attempting to cancel UFC 249. “Media who f-cking cowl this sport. And I’m like, wait until they begin getting laid off, proper? If I can pull this off safely and all people can nonetheless work, you guys can nonetheless have a sport to cowl.”
“You’ve received the fellows that cowl the NFL. You’ve received the fellows that cowl Main League Baseball. You’ve received the fellows that cowl the NBA, and then you definately’ve received the fellows that cowl MMA. Who do you suppose’s going first? I promise you it’s not the f-cking NFL guys, okay. I’m attempting get this factor going and placed on fights, and the fellows who’re imagined to be protecting this sport, are calling and hammering the athletic commissions and the venues. I simply can’t wrap my mind round that one.”
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza just lately examined constructive for COVID-19 and is out of his middleweight bout with Uriah Corridor, however UFC 249 will nonetheless go forward as deliberate. The extremely anticipated pay-per-view takes place on Saturday evening on the VyState Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Florida.