UFC 249 ushers in fan-free, mask-filled era of sports

Posted by: MBRer on Sun May 10th, 2020 5:25 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before. Blood, sweat, swollen eyelids and face masks signaled the return of UFC, the first major sporting event to resume since the coronavirus shuttered much of the country for nearly two months.

 

UFC 249 ushered in a new look for sports, too. One without fans and amid several safety precautions.

Posted by: MBRer on Sun May 10th, 2020 5:26 am

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Posted by: MBR on Mon May 11th, 2020 4:23 am

The UFC created a 25-page document to address health and safety protocols

Posted by: MBR on Mon May 11th, 2020 4:32 am

Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before