Life is at a weird stand still right now as people around the world try to figure out what is next. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t believe we will be out of the woods for quite some time. Quarantine has had a serious mental drain on many, and people near and far didn’t anticipate for life to be like this. It’s an important time to reflect on what’s important in your life while also cherishing the things you care about.
While COVID has been active, many UFC fighters haven’t been due to the regulations imposed by quarantine. Many fighters are having issues training due to their gym being closed or lack of training partners. While there are many fighters that don’t have the chance to train, there are also many fighters that are chomping at the bit to get back in the octagon. The UFC recently announced they will be holding UFC 249 on May 9 and an additional two shows in the following week. They plan to hold an event on May 9, May 13, and May 16 in an event to get back on track. This is unique because usually they only host fights on Saturdays. Due to quarantine, everyone is home all the time now and it allows the UFC to make a big come back with the chance of attracting new fans. The May 9 card is headlined by Gaethje and Ferguson and is stacked from top to bottom. The additional two cards are headlined by Walt Harris vs. Alistair Overeem and Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira. They also announced the return of Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao for June 6. Things are very out of sorts at the moment, but if the UFC pulls off being the first professional sport to resume, they will gain a huge following. Thanks for reading.