As part of a long, gruelling — some say misguided — attempt by Dana White to bring sports back to our televisions, UFC 249 is on the air, as we speak. It brings with it one of the best fight cards of 2020. Crazily, on Friday one fighter on the card (alongside two of his cornermen) tested positive for coronavirus. He has now been removed from the event and the show will continue.
A quick history lesson before we dive in: We thought UFC 249 was going to take place on an island, as part of a Mortal Kombat-esque plan to escape Covid-19 restrictions (in this scenario Dana White is Shao Kahn). Then UFC 249 was apparently going to take place on tribal land at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California. Then it after the UFC’s partners ESPN and Disney stepped in.
Now UFC 249 has been resurrected from the dead. It is alive and taking place in Florida, thanksin that state. It looks like UFC might be the first