The arrival of the coronavirus in different parts of the world caused an indefinite stop in most of the competitions on the planet. One of them was the UFC, which still, through its president Dana White, continues to fight for the activity to resume as soon as possible.
In the absence of an exact start date, the fighters that make up the most prestigious mixed martial arts company abide by the social confinement that governs the different countries and they try to keep fit with different routines.
The training of Zabit MagomedsharipovIt was controversial, however, after he showed his followers how he did it.
“In the absence of fights I am happy with any opponent … although this goat almost ruined my record”, wrote the Russian, third in the ranking of the featherweight category with 18 fights won and only one defeat.
In the video, he could be seen as the 29-year-old fighter trying to face a goat while a partner filmed it. Despite not hitting him, he angered the animal by shaking it by the horns. Images that traveled the world, a product of the fighter’s irresponsibility in mistreating an animal.
The UFC president, meanwhile, assured that His company will become the first sports organization in the United States to return to normal hours. He even said the date for the next mixed martial arts evening will be May 9 at a location to be determined.
At these times, he noted that He is organizing the combinations to make up the matches of that evening. White’s remarks come just days after a UFC 249 event, which was scheduled for April 18, had to be postponed.
The UFC has had to postpone the events of March 21 and 28, in addition to those of April 11 and 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC’s next paid event is UFC 250, originally scheduled for May 9 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
That evening will no longer take place in the South American country, but White said that that date will mark the return to activities and he even ventured that some of the fights will be the interim lightweight title bout between Americans Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.