Joe Rogan in conversation with Joey Diaz dives into the subject of all things UFC 249. They talk about the threats, the options as well as the curse looming over the match-up on Rogan’s popular podcast, JRE(The Joe Rogan Experience)
The Coronavirus epidemic has successfully brought more than half of the world to its knees. Businesses, travel and tourism, sports, everything. The pair talk about how the UFC will manage to pull the much-awaited fight off. While also keeping the safety of everyone involved in mind.
“I don’t know how they’re gonna do that. I don’t know if they’re gonna be able to do that in the United States. They’re talking about doing it in a place with less than 10 people. You know, just an open arena. And they’re gonna be duking it out like in an empty place.”- Joe Rogan on The JRE Podcast
Joe Rogan is certain that he will not be commentating the event that will be taking place on the 18th of April. Rogan however, feels that it was easier to apply the same strategy is Brazil as it was mandated by the government.
Despite all odds, Rogan is sure that the UFC and President Dana White will plan this fight in a way that it surely takes place.
“They could do it in like a film studio. Legitimately they could set this up in a film studio somewhere. Tyler Perry’s got a place in Florida. They could go down to Florida, rent one of Tyler Perry’s gigantic studio.”- Joe Rogan
Rogan recalls the time when they organized fights for the military personnel in San Diego, Austin, North Carolina and more. They would set up an octagon in airplane hangars as venues, the troops would sit around in their uniform and watch the action unfold. “It was pretty powerful, different kind of show”, says Rogan.
“But they can do that in a studio or just a large warehouse. The UFC could do it. Set up some lights, have som crazy high speed hook up to the internet. The UFC has the capability of doing that.”- Joe Rogan
However, the main concern is how they’re going to make sure that no one is infected. Therefore they would have to test everyone that is involved in the event.
The UFC will have to figure out what they will do if a fighter is infected with the virus, says Rogan. Will they let the fighter compete if he is not showing any symptoms?
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