UnderGround Forums Burns blames pos. COVID test on FL reopening

Edited: 7/6/20 11:53 PM
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Gilbert Burns has been on a tear for the last two years, winning six in a row, the last two earning performance bonuses. When negotiations with Jorge Masvidal's title shot vs. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman fell apart over money, Burns got a title shot, and with a win, he would have been a star. But he tested positive for COVID-19 and the shot went back to Masvidal on six day's notice, leaving Burns in tears.

Burns has no symptoms, and will quarantine for two weeks. But he has no title shot, and he told Danny Segura for MMA Junkie that he blames Florida's early reopening for it.

“The thing is that Florida opened up, that was the thing,” said Burns. “In Florida, people are not wearing masks, people are everywhere walking. So I think that’s how we got it. I think the first person that got it was Kenny, a Brazilian coach. After that we got Aung La Nsang – ONE championship champion. And then, a couple of heavyweights, and then it was me. And another guy just texted me; he’s out of an LFA fight because he tested positive, too.

“I just think it’s a Florida thing. We’re not safe anywhere. We have to stay home. I believe the training is going to close … we have to close the gym a second time, wait, and get everyone tested, and then open again. I think it’s not a gym thing, I think it’s a Florida thing, because here it’s all over. The numbers are getting up, and we end up getting caught.”

Florida is now the nation's #1 hotspot for the virus.

7/6/20 11:52 PM
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LOL
7/7/20 12:50 AM
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Sad situation for him, what a shame

7/7/20 12:56 AM
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He should have wore a mask

7/7/20 12:57 AM
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Politics just fucked that man. I feel for him. If he was fighting with the flu he'd of been glorified for pushing through it

7/7/20 1:13 AM
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He goes out, trains with many people, gets COVID then blames Florida? Interesting line of thinking he has there! Derp! 

7/7/20 1:15 AM
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Masvidal has been out and about in Florida.  Other fighters from Florida have been fine.  Burns just had bad luck.

7/7/20 1:19 AM
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Here come the Trumpers. 
 

 

“Hillbillies!!!!!!.......round up!!!!!”

 

 

7/7/20 3:22 AM
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Or is it just latinx? Jacare, burns and munoz

7/7/20 3:35 AM
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Double post.

Do you even look at your own website? It's comical at this point.

7/7/20 5:38 AM
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jkd4200 -

Here come the Trumpers. 
 

 

“Hillbillies!!!!!!.......round up!!!!!”

 

 

The fuck are you on about mate.

 

If you one for getting lied to repeatedly and still carrying on about " trumpers" to blame then good for you , 

For fuck sake you fucking twit.

7/7/20 10:22 AM
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Em Em Eh - 

Double post.

Do you even look at your own website? It's comical at this point.


Apologies. Where is the double post?

7/7/20 10:45 AM
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Accountability? Here in Az, we are dealing with  a similar situation.

7/7/20 10:51 AM
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Think for yourself. 

7/7/20 11:25 AM
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im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
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most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??

7/8/20 4:14 AM
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Poor guy, if only they had kept millions of people in lockdown and closed up their businesses for longer then he could have gotten his title shot and we wouldn't be getting a main event fight that's a hundred times better.
7/8/20 9:44 AM
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SOO72 - Poor guy, if only they had kept millions of people in lockdown and closed up their businesses for longer then he could have gotten his title shot and we wouldn't be getting a main event fight that's a hundred times better.

lol

7/8/20 9:55 AM
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Claude Patrick - 

im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
+
most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??


This is the argument, basically everywhere. 

7/8/20 9:59 AM
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The Maestro - 
Claude Patrick - 

im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
+
most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??


This is the argument, basically everywhere. 


Other countries have effectively vanquished the virus through long term testing/contact tracing/universal mask wearing combined with short term lockdowns.

The US made a choice not to do that and we are left in this terrible dilemma.

7/8/20 10:11 AM
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Claude Patrick - 

im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
+
most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??


USA needs comprehensive contact tracing and testing on demand. That would help a lot. Everyone got sent a checj for $1,200. Was a misallocation of resources.

7/8/20 10:17 AM
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wiggum - 
The Maestro - 
Claude Patrick - 

im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
+
most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??


This is the argument, basically everywhere. 


Other countries have effectively vanquished the virus through long term testing/contact tracing/universal mask wearing combined with short term lockdowns.

The US made a choice not to do that and we are left in this terrible dilemma.


Other countries are bullshitting their figures.  You think Iran, Mexico and Brazil really have lower deaths per capita than US?

 

 

7/8/20 11:05 AM
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"Everytime Im out walking around, there's all these other irresponsible people walking around"

7/8/20 11:13 AM
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The Maestro - 
wiggum - 
The Maestro - 
Claude Patrick - 

im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
+
most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??


This is the argument, basically everywhere. 


Other countries have effectively vanquished the virus through long term testing/contact tracing/universal mask wearing combined with short term lockdowns.

The US made a choice not to do that and we are left in this terrible dilemma.


Other countries are bullshitting their figures.  You think Iran, Mexico and Brazil really have lower deaths per capita than US?

 

 


Now do Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea.

7/8/20 5:58 PM
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Is he retarded?

7/8/20 8:25 PM
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Kirik -
Claude Patrick - 

im not even a an american citizen so have no dog in the fight regarding trump or not BUT following the train of thought burns is on now it will be open and close everywhere until there is a Vaccine which may never be effective. for example the flu vaccine only works on the strain you take it for and there is no vaccine for other members of the corona virus family in many cases
+
most importantly many america simply wont take it..

what the plan? do we stay home forever for all viruses or protect the clearly at risk and go try to be smart going about life like every other time in history assuming the risk of leaving the house and going to the gym ??


USA needs comprehensive contact tracing and testing on demand. That would help a lot. Everyone got sent a checj for $1,200. Was a misallocation of resources.

No, we don't.