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4/9/20 6:05 PM
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4/9/20 6:06 PM
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Well that was quick.

4/9/20 6:09 PM
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Fuck. 

4/9/20 6:12 PM
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Serves Dana right. He was being cavalier with alot off peoples health and saying fuck you I dont care what you think.

Most likely Newsom and Cali Flexed some muscle using state of emergency powers and told him shut this down or else we will shut it down day of


On that note I am bummed no live sports. I was hoping the crazy bastard was going to pull it off. But this is the best move for now. Give it another month at least.
4/9/20 6:13 PM
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Fuck

4/9/20 6:13 PM
10/8/07
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Trump probably called him and told him to chill on the fights for now.

4/9/20 6:13 PM
3/30/14
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Shocking.  Almost like it was fucking stupid to try in the first place

4/9/20 6:13 PM
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Can someone interview Ferguson? I want to know what he thinks of all this. Sucks for the fans, but really sucks for the fighters.

4/9/20 6:13 PM
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He said the top exec at Disney told him to stand down

4/9/20 6:14 PM
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Gay. 

4/9/20 6:14 PM
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Damn, was really looking forward to this

4/9/20 6:15 PM
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Don J - Serves Dana right. He was being cavalier with alot off peoples health and saying fuck you I dont care what you think.

Most likely Newsom and Cali Flexed some muscle using state of emergency powers and told him shut this down or else we will shut it down day of


On that note I am bummed no live sports. I was hoping the crazy bastard was going to pull it off. But this is the best move for now. Give it another month at least.

this

4/9/20 6:16 PM
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'he was asked to “stand down” by top Disney/ESPN executives and so he is doing so.'

 

This was the right decision. Do the fight in a few months, it isn't the end of the world.

4/9/20 6:20 PM
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welp at least we get ferg vs khabib

4/9/20 6:23 PM
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I'm bored and want to see almost anything at this point, but this was kinda getting stupid.

4/9/20 6:24 PM
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InTheClosetCucumberBoy -

Shocking.  Almost like it was fucking stupid to try in the first place

Why would it be stupid to try?  Give the guy fucking credit for trying.  Only one trying out there, imo.  Dude sees an opportunity and goes for it.  Not bitching from some keyboard/couch.  

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Fucking shit sandwich for Gaethje!

4/9/20 6:26 PM
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Wouldn't be surprised to see Dana leave the company at the first given opportunity. I can just imagine how much this must have burnt his ass to say. 

4/9/20 6:27 PM
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tHiS WiLl bE tHe BigGeST, bAdDeSt cArD - egghead white

4/9/20 6:27 PM
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Stupid to try because stringing along all the fighters that thought they were still gonna fight and have been training and risking their health in doing so and spending money and cutting weight are now fucked over. If he just cancelled it a month ago like every other sporting event in the world it wouldn't have been an issue

4/9/20 6:29 PM
12/5/12
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Good. Yes I was looking forward to the fights. But the ramifications of a fighter getting sick and possibly dying would destroy Dana and the UFC (I'm talking in their watch) 

4/9/20 6:30 PM
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If the bare minimum of people would be there, and everyone from the fighters to the cameramen to the ref and judges etc...would be tested, all the equipment would be completely sanitized, there would be more risk doing grocery shopping than getting the coronavirus from people working this event.

 

It’s just politicians and commissions covering their asses and not thinking properly. It’s bullshit.

4/9/20 6:30 PM
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No no people on here were congratulating Dana for getting it done before a location was even announced.  This isnt possible. 

4/9/20 6:32 PM
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