UnderGround Forums UFC COVID-19 protocol changes

5/25/20 10:16 AM
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The UFC has held three events during the COVID-19 global pandemic, and thus far, it was a success. Just one fighter, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, and two of his cornermen tested positive. Jacare had reported that a family member had COVID-19 when he arrived and was tested, but in the time it took for test results to come back, Jacare repeatedly broke social distancing guidelines, and weighed in.

Now Nolan King for MMA Junkie reports that at Saturday's UFC on ESPN 9 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, the COVID-19 protocols have been tightened, presumably in light of what happened with Jacare.

Fighters are again required to test upon arrival, but now must self-isolate in the fighters hotel until the results come back. The definition of self-isolation has tightened as well:

"You should not leave the Athlete Hotel or have physical contact with anyone other than the members of your camp until you have received your test result.”

Athletes who test negative will be allowed to continue their fight week proceedings. Fighters who test positive will be instructed to remain in their hotel rooms and await further instructions."

Fighters will again be tested after weigh-ins, and again must self-isolate, avoiding physical contact with non-camp-members, until it is time to head to the arena:

“During this time, no athletes or cornermen will be permitted to leave the Athlete Hotel without express prior approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”

Fighters and corners will be tested yet again prior to leaving the hotel for the arena.

The UFC PI will as well be off limits during fight week.

5/25/20 2:26 PM
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Have to be careful with the super flu...

5/25/20 7:43 PM
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Corona is the most overblown event in history 

5/25/20 8:17 PM
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chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Right up until a loved one dies.

 

 

 

5/25/20 8:23 PM
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chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Famous last words.

 

“Just to clarify, as various places in the US open up: we aren't opening because the virus is gone, we're opening because we've made room for you in the hospital” - David Sachs

5/25/20 8:56 PM
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5/25/20 9:25 PM
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chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Famous last words.

 

“Just to clarify, as various places in the US open up: we aren't opening because the virus is gone, we're opening because we've made room for you in the hospital” - David Sachs

Make sure you where your mask while driving as well. Every little bit helps. 

5/25/20 9:31 PM
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chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Right up until a loved one dies.

 

 

 

If I or a loved one have a compromised immune system I would take every precaution within reason to stay vigilant. Otherwise it belies all common sense to quarantine perfectly healthy people. That's not how you strengthen your immune system.

 

Every field hospital that was built for this massive pandemic never saw one patient and now they're all being dismantled. Hospitals were never overrun with Corona patients. Another big waste of tax payer dollars while sinking small businesses in the process. 

5/25/20 9:48 PM
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Sounds like the NAC told Dana, we ain't Florida, clean ur act up!...so some tougher guidelines were put in place
5/26/20 9:07 AM
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chilz -
BringBackGoldy -
chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Right up until a loved one dies.

 

 

 

If I or a loved one have a compromised immune system I would take every precaution within reason to stay vigilant. Otherwise it belies all common sense to quarantine perfectly healthy people. That's not how you strengthen your immune system.

 

Every field hospital that was built for this massive pandemic never saw one patient and now they're all being dismantled. Hospitals were never overrun with Corona patients. Another big waste of tax payer dollars while sinking small businesses in the process. 

You are 200% correct. Thank you for your input. Common sense is not common these days. 

5/26/20 9:08 AM
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BringBackGoldy -
chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Right up until a loved one dies.

 

 

 

No. Even then it will be overblown. Loved ones die everyday from a whole host of reasons. We never destroyed the world to unsuccessfully stop it. 

5/26/20 8:44 PM
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chilz -
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chilz -

Corona is the most overblown event in history 

Famous last words.

 

“Just to clarify, as various places in the US open up: we aren't opening because the virus is gone, we're opening because we've made room for you in the hospital” - David Sachs

Make sure you where your mask while driving as well. Every little bit helps. 

Where.... what?!