UFC Called Out By VADA Chief, Former Cageside Doc
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Let them bang, bro.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, has been ranting and raving about the mixed martial arts (MMA) media, who continue to criticize the promotion for its plans to stage live combat sports events during a global pandemic.
What do you expect from the weakest, wimpiest people on earth?
But interestingly enough, White had nothing to say to Dr. Margaret Goodman, president of Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) and former cageside physician who is widely-considered one of the leading voices in sports medicine.
“No clue what UFC is thinking,” Goodman wrote on social media. “It’s not can they find a venue and personnel, but should they? Athletes, officials, staff and doctors in direct contact with sweat, saliva, blood? First Responders can’t even find sufficient PPE to protect themselves.”
White and his sycophants have argued that adequate medical testing is in place for athletes before, during, and after the upcoming events and that fighters who test negative should be allowed to compete, regardless of whatever quarantine protocols have been put in place.
“Are we asking UFC fighters to spar with googles, masks?” Goodman asked. “Best question to perhaps ask is would UFC have their loved ones cageside and in dressing rooms examining fighters in mid-April? [I] wish taking temperatures, asking medical questions, negative COVID-19 test was sufficient, but it’s not, yet!”
Special shout out to all the dudebros on her timeline trying to out-doctor her.
UFC is expected to make its return to pay-per-view (PPV) with UFC 249 on April 18, though a city and venue have yet to be revealed. No question the promotion will have a hard time securing a facility during the coronavirus outbreak, as more and more parts of the world shut down to help flatten the curve.