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Dana White questioned over staging of event during pandemic

 lOne of the big questions asked by fans this week has been answered. We need to know why Zuffa Boxing head honcho Dana White is attempting to stage a UFC event in the current climate.

After Martin Bakole acknowledged his posting of a horrific video on Twitter, we only need Dana White to admit defeat on a forthcoming card.

UFC 249 remains on for April 18. Who knows why this is the case?

The situation in America is critical due to the coronavirus, and the whole country is undoubtedly set to be locked down soon.

Even President Trump has admitted defeat in his attempts to allow gatherings from April 12 as the remaining states who are not fully quarantined feel pressure to follow the rest of the nation.

So why is White adamant his show will still happen, even after the main star Khabib Nurmagomedov has pulled out?

Travel restrictions from Russia mean Khabib is stuck in his home country. Still, White is actively looking for a replacement for Tony Ferguson.

Top Rank boss and Hall of Famer Bob Arum has raised his concerns and blasted White for not backing down.

“He (Dana White) ought to be ashamed of himself,” Arum told CBS Sports. “What’s happening in this country and the world with this virus? The last thing we need is for an event to take place with no spectators to get the possibility to take place.

“But the truth is Dana White is somebody with a flawed intelligence.

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“He’s not going to move forward with the card. If the card happens with people dying in hospitals all over the United States, he ought to be ashamed of himself.

“The message should be to stay home and stand down until this ends. Let’s not spread the virus. But let’s control the virus and do what we can to staff these hospitals and care for people who go into intensive care.

“Let’s all be big people and big boys about it and stop the grandstanding. This will end when it ends and end quicker if we all stick together. To do what we are supposed to do. Not go and shout from the rafters that.

“‘I’m not a p—y, and I will put this fight on. I don’t care.’ That is the wrong message to send.”

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