Millions of people all over the world have been affected in one way or another during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
One of those people is UFC veteran and retired professional MMA fighter Jeff Curran, who had to permanently close his gym due to the pandemic.
“I’ve never cried so much in my grown life, my adult life,” Curran said to MMA Fighting.
Originally, Curran closed his gym down in mid-March and only though it would be for a week or so, but the gym would never reopen.
The former pro MMA fighter tried to make a deal with his landlord, but it didn’t work out in the end.
“It was not getting any better,” Curran said. “I will try to present him an offer to buy out of the remaining eight years of the lease and just see if he’ll take it. He thought about it and took it because he knew my other option would be to file bankruptcy or something. He took the offer, I agreed to get out of here. I put everything in a storage shed. This July is our 23rd anniversary for having my first school, my first academy. It’s kind of weird to not have one. I find myself here the past few months knowing that something drastic is coming.”
Curran also posted the following about his gyms closure on Instagram:
Goodbye to Dartmoor Dr. So many of our new students begin their journey here, but I can promise you you’ll continue it in the next place. Jujitsu lives within us and it comes down to the time we spend in the math and the quality of instruction. Thank you all for so many great memories here, it is very heartbreaking to leave it behind but from here on out I will not be going back!! Only Forward.