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Postby philphan » Mon May 04, 2020 8:07 am

Boxing's Bob Arum Blasts Dana White, UFC for 'Cowboy Behavior' amid COVID-19
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/288 ... d-covid-19
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Boxing promoter Bob Arum spoke candidly about UFC's return this coming Saturday amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Good luck to them," Arum said in an interview with BoxingScene.com's Keith Idec. "I just hope that they’re not endangering the safety of anyone. But this kind of cowboy behavior doesn’t do anybody any good."

Arum also told Idec he doesn't plan to stage any boxing events until at least the second half of June:

"We're looking now with Nevada, which we'll do in a sensible way, or California. We're working with [Nevada's] Bob Bennett and [California's] Andy Foster, and we're talking to the Texas commission. We're only gonna do this if it's safe for the fighters and everyone involved, and if it's approved by the medical authorities. We're not gonna be cowboys, like Dana White. I don't wanna get politics involved, but I have really very little respect for Dana and what he's doing."

Action inside the Octagon has been on hold since UFC Fight Night 170, which took place March 14 inside an empty arena in Brasilia, Brazil.

The promotion had to move UFC 249 twice, first when the New York State Athletic Commission declined to sanction the event and then again when officials from the state of California, Disney and ESPN all intervened.

The event is back on after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed for sporting events to return to the state under specified conditions. In addition to UFC 249, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville will host two more Fight Night cards on May 13 and 16.

UFC issued a statement April 24 regarding its return in the present climate:

"Pursuant to a request from the Florida State Boxing Commission, these events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance. All athletes and staff will be required to adhere to a number of precautionary measures, such as participating in advanced medical screenings and temperature checks and following social distancing guidelines."

UFC might be back, but it remains without its full stable of fighters.

Most notably, Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out of the UFC 249 main event with Tony Ferguson because he was unable to travel to the United States. Amanda Nunes also cited an inability to train properly as the reason behind her decision to remove herself from any May 9 event.
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Re: Bob mad at Dana

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Re: Bob mad at Dana

Postby PBells » Mon May 04, 2020 8:53 am

Dana's just doing his job, it's really nothing extraordinary. WME is on the brink of bankruptcy so of course the pressure is on Baldy to get them the money they so desperately need.
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Re: Bob mad at Dana

Postby philphan » Mon May 04, 2020 9:56 am

PBells wrote:Dana's just doing his job, it's really nothing extraordinary. WME is on the brink of bankruptcy so of course the pressure is on Baldy to get them the money they so desperately need.

So true. Ps. Get your picks in. :mrgreen:
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Re: Bob mad at Dana

Postby warriorxv » Mon May 04, 2020 10:30 am

Who...cares..what..bob arum..says..about..Dana..
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Re: Bob mad at Dana

Postby yoseph » Tue May 05, 2020 7:22 pm

Dana White wrote:“Listen, I think by now everybody realizes that Bob Arum is a d*ckhead,” White said. “This guy has been talking (expletive) about the UFC and me for 20 years. He’s (expletive) bankrupt this guy. He’s bankrupt. Of course you don’t want to put fights on. You can’t afford to put fights on you (expletive) jackoff. You’ve been in this thing your whole life and have completely destroyed the business and the sport. Congratulations, Bob Arum. You’re brilliant.”
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