Dana White Rules Out Possibility Of Doing Socially Distanced Crowds at UFC Events

With the UFC now having successfully completed several weekly events behind-closed-doors in Las Vegas, questions are now being asked about when they might begin to allow fans to start attending events again.

It’s a tantalizing prospect, but given the current social-distancing restrictions it’s not something that Dana White is in a hurry to try.

“Yeah, I won’t do that,” White responded when asked about the possibility of limited-capacity events in the near future.

“I’ll just stay here,” he added, referring to the UFC’s own APEX facility. “It makes more sense just to stay here [with no crowd].”

In the mean time, White plans to sit back and observe how other sports handle the thorny issue of bringing back full crowds – such as rugby in New Zealand, which this past weekend had a game with 20,000 people in attendance.

“Let them do that for a while and see how it goes and see what happens,” White said. “Depending on which network you listen to…who the hell knows what’s going on? At least if some of these guys who were hit before we were, so they’re coming out of it before we are, they can see how this thing plays out, and then we’ll go from there.”

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