A measure was passed by the United States government to give citizens stimulus checks to help them out financially during the coronavirus pandemic.
UFC President Dana White recently announced the promotion’s return on May 9 and he says none of the UFC fighters will need those stimulus checks.
“We’re not doing stimulus checks,” White said to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports (via Anton Tabuena of Bloody Elbow). “We’ll be back up and running, is what we’re going to do... When you’re with the UFC, we’re moving forward. You’re going to continue to work, continue to make money, continue to feed your family. Whether you work at the offices or you fight for the UFC.”
The promotion has started taking care of some of the fighters from their postponed events, as those who were set to compete at UFC Fight Night London have reportedly received a maximum payout of $20,000 from the UFC.
All UFC fighters who want to compete during the coronavirus pandemic will have plenty of opportunities to stay busy, as the promotion plans on running weekly cards starting with UFC 249 on May 9.