Ministry of Truth -
Sernie Banders -
HUGE mistake, especially without Khabib. Cant wait until a fighter has to go to the hospital afterwards and gets coronavirus as a result.
jusy some friendly dialogue here...
I am taking this very seriously. But there is a certain, carefully controlled spread through the population (flattening the curve). Tons of people NEED to get the virus in order to create a herd immunity.
Even with good social distancing, there is some risk and a slow and necessary spread.
To me, the slight increace in risk to the population vs how fucking awesome it would be makes it reasonable to hold he competition.
Millions interact with delivery drivers every day? minute? So who cares about a few UFC camps who can then go in to strict quarentine?
Just doesn't seem signifigant in the big picture.
- Fighters need to travel which isn't recommended at this time.
- Tests are needed for people at risk. If the UFC is testing, they are taking tests from people who need it more. If they aren't testing, well we all know what that means.
- Unemployment is at an all time low (since 1920s?). How on earth is a PPV a good idea right now?
- People tend to gather to afford PPVs. That's a terrible idea during a pandemic, and against public health recommendations.
- Fighters drain themselves to make weight, and exhaust their bodies and immune systems while fighting. Many fighters have admitted they've become sick (cold/flu,etc.) after fights. UFC is promoting unnecessary risk for fighter's health, both pre and post-fight.
- This does NOT compare to risk people take to get food or other necessities. UFC is not a necessity in any shape or form.
Those are just a handful of bullet points as to why UFC 249 is a bad idea. I could keep going on and on...
- a few fight camps travelling is a small additional risk compared to the overall level of risk in society as a whole (IMO)
- testing or no, everyone can just assume they are positive after and quarentine for a month. This event is big enougth to warrant that expence for the UFC.
- Better time than ever for PPV. No other sports to spend money on. In times like these, people stop buying big things like TV's, but they will still buy smaller things like beer, pizza, and PPVs.
- I agree. But c'mon, they are going in there to get punched in the head, so we all accept some risk to their health for our entertainment, every time there is a figh.
- No, not a necessity. But worth the exception IMO.