UnderGround Forums ARP recommends indefinite susp. of combat sports

4/7/20 9:46 AM
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A LETTER FROM THE BOARD

The Association of Ringside Physicians has been actively following the recommendations of the CDC as well as other professional medical societies concerned with the spread of COVID-19, or novel coronavirus.

Sporting events across the world have been canceled in response to the increased risk of infection and transmission by participants, fans, officials, and support staff.

It is our recommendation that all combat sporting events be postponed until further notice. This includes any and all events, regardless of the number of people involved. Any combat sport taking place during this global pandemic places the athletes, officials, and anyone else involved in the event under unnecessary risk of infection and transmission of Covid-19. In addition, combat sports athletes often require medical attention after a bout, and we do not wish to see any additional strain on an already overwhelmed medical system.

We continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation, and our thoughts continue to be with those who have been and will be affected by this disease.

Our organization remains steadfast in our mission: to serve, protect, and educate all involved in combative sports.

h/t ringsidearp.org

4/7/20 10:20 AM
6/14/12
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The ufc's decision to move ahead just keeps looking better and better.

4/7/20 10:27 AM
8/3/11
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yeah maybe we should all just lock ourselves up at home for the rest of our lives. That way we will only die of hunger and poverty but no scary virus would get us 

4/7/20 10:29 AM
11/11/12
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Association of retarded persons

4/7/20 10:35 AM
7/24/14
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The fast food and grocery store employees may go to work everyday. But a fighter in a secluded area with minimal people around? 

No! Shut it down we’re all gonna die

4/7/20 10:41 AM
1/5/11
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The ufc should go by matter what on sat if the fighters want to. K at a fight night, but good for our country, good for our world.

 

I do not think the UFC putting on one isolated event will be the downfall of us all. Medically safe if done right.

 

Let's face it, a fight night isn't a return to normal, but it is a damn good thing for the country to be able to watch live sports.

4/7/20 10:51 AM
11/10/18
Posts: 6986

Makes sense, the modeling from physicians has been spot on so far. What we really need is to close everything from now on. Just stay in your homes, remove all sharp objects, never take your helmets off, and be safe. 

4/7/20 11:06 AM
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Lancet published study stating closing schools was pointless and to reopen asap. 

I just think that when the govt tells sports to postpone all events and dana says " fuck you, ill do what i want!" Its a bad look for the "sport" as a whole and esp the ufc.

Im glad ill have to fights to watch though.

4/7/20 11:09 AM
11/11/12
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Connorwinztharematch -

Lancet published study stating closing schools was pointless and to reopen asap. 

I just think that when the govt tells sports to postpone all events and dana says " fuck you, ill do what i want!" Its a bad look for the "sport" as a whole and esp the ufc.

Im glad ill have to fights to watch though.

Actually it's a great look for the sport from where I'm sitting.

4/7/20 11:14 AM
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Eskimo - 

Makes sense, the modeling from physicians has been spot on so far. What we really need is to close everything from now on. Just stay in your homes, remove all sharp objects, never take your helmets off, and be safe. 


Hey man, you forgot the bubble wrapping! You negligent criminal!

4/7/20 2:36 PM
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Seems like a slippery slope if the ufc somehow deems itself essential 

4/7/20 2:51 PM
6/14/12
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Mr Spliff -

Seems like a slippery slope if the ufc somehow deems itself essential 

This is my thought as well. Oh well.

4/7/20 4:06 PM
9/22/11
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The ufc is a money hungry beast that gave the contents of its wallet away 2 months ago.

 

Now with no way to make income in the next few months they are risking the health of fighters trainers and support crew by putting on dodgey cards in dodgey places.

 

And all you fags who just want to see a fight are cheering them on.

4/7/20 5:27 PM
11/14/16
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BringBackGoldy -

The ufc is a money hungry beast that gave the contents of its wallet away 2 months ago.

 

Now with no way to make income in the next few months they are risking the health of fighters trainers and support crew by putting on dodgey cards in dodgey places.

 

And all you fags who just want to see a fight are cheering them on.

How is the weather way up on that high horse of yours? Probably hard to tell, though, with your head up your own ass. 

4/7/20 5:53 PM
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BringBackGoldy -

The ufc is a money hungry beast that gave the contents of its wallet away 2 months ago.

 

Now with no way to make income in the next few months they are risking the health of fighters trainers and support crew by putting on dodgey cards in dodgey places.

 

And all you fags who just want to see a fight are cheering them on.

I’m sorry you’re scared. This virus has been devastating to all the other professional athletes that have had it. The reality is if you’re over 80 years old with underlying health conditions and you contract this virus you have better than an 80% chance of beating it. Let that sink in. At some point we have to start living again and try to be rational about this. 

Edited: 4/7/20 7:34 PM
12/10/09
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BringBackGoldy -

The ufc is a money hungry beast that gave the contents of its wallet away 2 months ago.

 

Now with no way to make income in the next few months they are risking the health of fighters trainers and support crew by putting on dodgey cards in dodgey places.

 

And all you fags who just want to see a fight are cheering them on.

How is it risking the health of fighters if they are all tested as stated? The reason we can’t be in public right now is that we cannot test everyone everywhere right before were in contact with them. If we could, this quarantine/shelter in place wouldn’t be necessary. Aparently the UFC can test the entire card and staff prior to the event. If so, what is the danger, exactly?

4/7/20 7:47 PM
2/14/14
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Who?

4/7/20 9:25 PM
2/18/10
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Just let them bang bro!

4/7/20 10:26 PM
4/22/07
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scrapdo -
BringBackGoldy -

The ufc is a money hungry beast that gave the contents of its wallet away 2 months ago.

 

Now with no way to make income in the next few months they are risking the health of fighters trainers and support crew by putting on dodgey cards in dodgey places.

 

And all you fags who just want to see a fight are cheering them on.

How is it risking the health of fighters if they are all tested as stated? The reason we can’t be in public right now is that we cannot test everyone everywhere right before were in contact with them. If we could, this quarantine/shelter in place wouldn’t be necessary. Aparently the UFC can test the entire card and staff prior to the event. If so, what is the danger, exactly?

Stop making sense, he wants to be upset

4/8/20 12:24 AM
9/10/10
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only issue is fighters going to see a doc after the fight if ufc has that ironed out fuck it let em go

fuck the arp, i have missed zero days of work so fuck it lets gooooooooo