It is no secret by now that the coronavirus has been wreaking havoc all over the world, with over one million people being diagnosed with the virus.
The UFC is scheduled to return to action on April 18 with UFC 249, which is reportedly going to be held at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in California.
In an attempt to protect the fighters and others working UFC 249 and future UFC cards, precautions have been taken by the UFC to ensure the health of everyone involved in the events.
Only UFC and venue staff will be allowed inside the resort, and everyone will be subjected to “advanced” medical screening.
The number of doctors typically working UFC events will be doubled, and there will be a “level 1 trauma center” available during fight nights for those that will need medical attention after their bouts.
Treadmills and portable saunas will be put in fighters’ rooms, and an outdoor running track will be built in the resort so fighters can still train and cut weight during fight week.
The event is closed off to fans, but a “small number” of media will still be allowed to attend the show.
Housekeeping staff won’t be given access to rooms once a fighter has checked in. Baskets will be available outside their rooms for towels and other amenities they may need replaced.
UFC commentators will “likely” be in the same room, but “not directly against the Octagon.”
Social distancing will still be implemented. They will make sure there won’t be more than 10 people in the same room.
There was no mention of the coronavirus specifically in the measures listed above, so the exact way the UFC plans on handling that virus isn’t known at this time.