Dana White plans to host UFC 249 on private island during coronavirus lockdown

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“I’ll tell you this, I’m this close to getting a deal done,” White said. “So, this place where this fight is going to be on 18 April, I have locked up for two months, so I’m going to continue to pump fights out. I also secured an island. I’ve got an island. The infrastructure is being built right now. We’re going to do all of our international fights on this island.

 

“So, when we do this fight 18 April, international and in the United States, we’re going to start cranking. The UFC will be back up and running, internationally and here in the States.”

 

There will be no live audience at UFC 249 and White did not name the island he plans to use as a venue. “Health and safety is something we worry about all the time, not just during the coronavirus,” White said. “Obviously, this has made our jobs a little tougher, but we’re going to do everything above and beyond to make sure everybody is safe, just we always do. A lot of things will be different.”

Link:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/apr/07/dana-white-ufc-249-private-island-coronavirus-khabib-nurmagomedov

Racism

If you’re racist towards Asians, especially in this time, that means it was already in you. And it’s just now coming out. Don’t back pedal and apologize when you get caught, just own it. I’d respect it a little more.

UCSC PhD Student Allison Skidmore Goes on Racist Rant Against Chinese People on Facebook

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Earlier this month, China’s national health policy agency National Health Commission listed Tan Re Qing as one of its recommended coronavirus treatments. Wildlife advocates have since criticized said recommendation as it runs contradictory to China’s earlier commitment to shutting down the live animal trade for food.

 

However, Skidmore’s post went well beyond criticizing the Chinese government and its policies as she directly condemned the Chinese people.

 

“There a special place in hell reserved for the f*ing Chinese and their archaic culture,” she said at the beginning of her post.

Link:

UCSC PhD Student Goes on Racist Rant Against Chinese People on Facebook