UnderGround Forums Rogan comments on DFW going ahead with UFC 249

3/27/20 10:12 AM
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On the latest Joe Rogan Experience, the host discussed Dana White's plan to hold UFC 249 on April 18, even as the planet is shutting down in response to SARS-CoV-2.

“I don’t know how they’re gonna do that," said Rogan, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. "I don’t know if they’re gonna be able to do that in the United States. They’re talking about doing it in a place with less than 10 people, just an open arena - I guess someone’s gonna commentate it. It’s not gonna be me - and they’re gonna be duking it out in an empty place. And they’re gonna try to do that on the 18th.”

“They did [an empty arena show] for the last card in Brazil because it was ordered by the government. The government ordered all large gatherings to break up when they started seeing the corona rising in Brazil so they had to do the Brazil card indoors, no people, weird. But they’re gonna plan Khabib and Tony this way. They’re gonna plan it, so it doesn’t even have to be a big place. They could do it in, like, a film studio. Legitimately, they could set this up in a film studio somewhere.

“We did it when we did Fight for the Troops. Whenever we did it, they just would use an airplane hangar. The troops would be there. The whole audience would be the troops and their uniforms and they would set up this octagon in an airplane hangar. It was pretty powerful. Different. Real different. Different kind of show. But they could do that. They could do that in a studio or just a large warehouse. The UFC could do it. Set up some lights, have some crazy high-speed hookup to the internet, let’s party. Next thing you know, it’s getting uploaded and we’re watching it from here.”

“They could definitely [hold the event]. The UFC has the capability of doing that. The thing is, how are they going to make sure nobody has it? You’re going to have to test everybody. And if someone has it, do you let them fight? What if they have it and they’re like Idris Elba and they have no symptoms but they’ve got the corona? What if Khabib has the corona? Or what if Tony has the corona, does Khabib even fight him?”

“This fight is so cursed! This is how Dana feels. This is why Dana’s trying so hard to make it happen even if there’s only 10 people in the room.”

3/27/20 12:07 PM
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im sure the fighters will be tested. it's not fucking rocket science. 

3/27/20 12:12 PM
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they should do it on a deserted island survivor style
3/27/20 12:16 PM
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The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

3/27/20 12:18 PM
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Most fighters are willing to fight and catch covid IMO

3/27/20 12:23 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

legit LOL!

3/27/20 12:28 PM
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Stea1th -

Most fighters are willing to fight and catch covid IMO

Hahaha

3/27/20 12:32 PM
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Street Fight!!!

3/27/20 12:37 PM
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Send me location of film studio

3/27/20 1:17 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

lol

3/27/20 1:18 PM
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rogan being a pussy

3/27/20 1:18 PM
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Is it even possible to only have 10 people in a room for a fight ?

3/27/20 1:23 PM
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Radford Martel - 

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 


game over
3/27/20 1:24 PM
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SickEye -

Is it even possible to only have 10 people in a room for a fight ?

maybe they are assuming that is lifted by then?

3/27/20 1:25 PM
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rogan being a pussy

Rogan is a pussy. And he almost never has fun guests anymore. 

3/27/20 1:35 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

This is an all time GOAT level post.

Bravo sir.

VTFU 

LOFL

 

3/27/20 1:58 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

Haha someone screen shot this and post it on Izzy's social media

3/27/20 2:51 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

Ha ha ha!! 

3/27/20 3:02 PM
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Rogan could absolutely commentate this event remotely 

3/27/20 3:07 PM
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3/27/20 3:22 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

Haha 10 likes, most ive seen o  here in a while 

3/27/20 3:32 PM
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SickEye -

Is it even possible to only have 10 people in a room for a fight ?

It is as possible as having less than 10 people in the Presidents briefings. There are never 10 people in the room in those briefings. The 10 people rule is such a dumb rule that absolutely nobody follows so why was it even brought into existance?

3/27/20 3:53 PM
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2 fighters, ref, 2 cornermen/coaches, Dr, timekeeper. Could the judges, announcer, and commentators all work remotely?  What about additional security in case something like Khabib/Conor breaks out?

3/27/20 4:43 PM
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Radford Martel -

The fighters may have to stand 6 feet away from each other like Adesyanya and Romero. 

*Tips hat 

3/27/20 5:24 PM
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Only on the UG would everyone disagree with Rogan just because he’s Rogan. Of course the fight should be cancelled. How is that even a debate at this point? Cases are rising daily everywhere in the US and even if it’s done overseas I don’t see how you could guarantee everyone will be safe. I love the prospect of seeing this fight but it’s downright fucking dense to even attempt to keep the event or fight together.