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UFC Fighters And Vaccines

This pandemic really has the nation on a massive split between everyone should wear masks and be vaccinated or - everyone should have the freedom to live how they want. There's solid arguments for both sides and it seems even UFC fighters are split between the decisions.

UFC's Dana White says fighters will not be forced to get Covid vaccines. The promotion has a Nov 6 event in New York. A state that mandates vaccinations for any indoor events and even now requiring vaccine passports to eat in restaurants.

"If you want to get vaccinated, that's up to you. That's your choice. You're never going to hear me say I'm going to force people to get vaccinated. Never gonna happen." - said Dana White.

Michael Chandler went down as saying - “It’s not that I’m anti-vax. It’s not that I don’t believe in the vaccine, necessarily. I’m just not going to get the vaccine until it’s 100 percent FDA approved. We’ve had hundreds of clinical trials, just like we had the vaccines that my son has had – measles and chicken pox and all of the vaccines that have been around for 100 years that have been proven. We shall see. I don’t know what’s going to happen. More than anything, the chances of the UFC being able to sell out Madison Square Garden with only people that are vaccinated really cuts down their ability to sell out Madison Square Garden. So I don’t really know. I think it calls into question if Madison Square Garden will actually happen, to be honest with you guys. The UFC is brilliant and geniuses at putting things together and putting their fights together. But as I said, I’m not anti-vaccine. I think vaccines are effective. I think it’s everybody’s choice whether they want to take the vaccine. I won’t be vaccinated by Nov. 6, so I won’t be able to perform or entertain at Madison Square Garden. So we shall see.”

So we can't really lump fighters or promoters into any category here. Some are pro, some are anti, some are just on the fence. All we can do is hope this pandemic ends soon and we can all get back to "the old normal."


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