President Dana Of UFC has finally gotten his wish of restarting the mixed martial art championship in the U.S as UFC 249 was held in an empty arena.
The Saturday night match was aired live on ESPN amid the Coronavirus pandemic in the U.S that has killed over 79,000 people as at Sunday morning in the U.S alone.
The UFC competition is the first major event to take place in the U.S for the past two months and it’s was filled with empty chairs.
At the arena, there were very few broadcast and production crews as well as the fighters and their coach and management.
It was a quiet night at VyStar veterans memorial arena.
Medical personnel had to treat injuries of fighters wearing noise masks and gloves and all the fighters and staffs involved in the fight had to go through extensive testing for Covid-19.
President Donald Trump appeared partway through the TV in a recorded message to the audience it was time to resume professional sports.
‘I want to congratulate [president] Dana White and the UFC. They’re going to have a big match!’ the Commander-in-chief excitedly stated.
‘We love it. We think it’s important – get the sports leagues back. Let’s play. We do the social distancing and whatever else you have to do, but we need sports. We want our sports back, and congratulations to Dana White and the UFC.’