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Saturday, Apr 18, 2020

Report: Dana White Tells UFC Fighters no One Should Feel Pressured to Fight Amidst Pandemic

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By FCF Staff

Dana White continues to move forward with plans for the UFC to hold cards in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But, it’s been reported that the UFC President has told the promotion’s fighters that no one should feel pressured to compete, if they’re not comfortable.

The UFC has been forced to postpone several cards to date, as a result of restrictions tied to the pandemic. But, recently White reported that the UFC is looking to hold an event on May 9th, and that plans are in place to continue holding cards after that.

Recently the UFC held a conference call with its fighters. According to a report from MMA Junkie, sources have told the outlet that White said fighters do not need to compete on any upcoming card, if they’re not comfortable.

In addition, White reportedly told fighters that they should reach out to him if any of them are struggling as a result of the pandemic.

White did not disclose where the UFC is hoping to hold the May 9th card. White also reportedly said that medical staff and facilities will be ready for any event the promotion hosts.

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