Dana White is known to be a very controversial figure when it comes to the proper payment of UFC stars. He was called out for this fact many times by the likes of Jake Paul. However, it cannot be dismissed that Dana White has made UFC what it is today as it remains the most popular promotion for MMA in the world right now. The world of MMA has certainly grown exponentially since its humble beginnings a couple of decades ago.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect everyone in the world and that includes the likes of MMA fighters, musicians and more. Even Korn’s Jonathan Davis is still suffering from the effects of COVID-19.
It seems Dana White is quite proud of how the UFC has managed to conduct itself throughout the pandemic era. The records speak for themselves as the UFC has a very low rate of COVID-19 positive tests.
While speaking during the Dana White’s Contender Series press conference, Dana White bragged about UFC having a very low COVID-19 positive rate. He made sure to compare UFC’s condition with the NBA, which has a higher rate than the UFC.
“What we did through the pandemic, nobody else did. And nobody had a true bubble like we did during the pandemic. And we had the lowest rate of people turning up with COVID by far. I think the NBA had 8% and they were thrilled. We had like 0.008%. Then you look at putting together this show coming out of the pandemic when all those other small shows weren’t operating. You know what I mean? That’s where the talent comes from.”
It is certainly great to see that UFC fighters don’t have as many positive tests so that they can continue to do what they love. We certainly hope the UFC continues to inspire others to get vaccinated as well.
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