While all of the major sporting leagues outside of NASCAR have no idea how they are going to finish or start their seasons in the eyes of the coronavirus pandemic, UFC President Dana White says his phone has been blowing up from the heads of other sports leagues looking to get back in action after the success of UFC 249.
“Different states have reached out to us. And, we’re going to share this information with everybody.”
The UFC held a PPV last Saturday from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and they have two more events coming up this week from the same venue. White says he’s proven major sports can continue in America if done safely and he’s willing to work with state leaders and major sports organizations to help get pro sports back.
President Trump, who is a friend of the UFC, praised their efforts to bring sports back to the US.
“I want to congratulate (UFC President) Dana White and the UFC,” Trump said.
“They’re going to have a big match. We love it. We think it’s important. Get the sports leagues back. Let’s play. Do the social distancing and whatever else you have to do. We need sports. We want our sports back.”
UFC 249 was the first live event the organization has held in two months. The UFC will also hold live events on May 13th and May 16th. The next sport to get re-started will be NASCAR, when they resume racing on May 17th at Darlington.