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Dana White to Mike Tyson on UFC 249: ‘I’m gonna try to pull of Tony vs. Khabib… and get some normalcy’
"I'm gonna try to pull of Tony vs. Khabib on April 18 and try to get some normalcy back into this country."UFC president Dana White has insisted for weeks that he will do everything in his power to keep the UFC 249 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson together for its originally slated April 18 date. The promotion has postponed or cancelled at least three events with any upcoming dates looking questionable because of localized restrictions.UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson had been scheduled for Brooklyn, but New York is the hardest hit state when it comes to the covid-19 pandemic. State officials notified White early on that UFC 249 would not be allowed to take place in New York on April 18. He's been trying to hold it together ever since.Even though much of the United States has shelter in place orders or is at least urging extremely restricted movement, White has continued to work on keeping Khabib vs. Ferguson intact to one degree or another. If he does pull it off, the fight card is surely going to look nothing like the original plan."Every day that I work on this thing, I get another curve ball thrown at me when I wake up," White said in an interview on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson. "Every time we plan something, it falls apart. Gotta redo it, redo it. I have four or five locations right now. We're getting this deal done. Then we're gonna figure out who we can get in, who we can't, and build a card around it."White has been the focus of much scrutiny when it comes to his insistence upon keeping the UFC 249 event together on April 18, but he says he has followed all the restrictions put in place by the U.S. and Nevada. White complying, but questions pandemic responseWhile he praised the actions of longtime friend President Donald Trump and Nevada Governer Steve Sisolak, White questioned whether or not it was the right move to largely shut down the entire world in trying to reduce the spread of the pandemic."Everybody is running and hiding. I'm one of those guys that would rather get out there and find solutions. How do we figure this out? How do we beat this thing? Listen, if you are somebody that is a high risk, you should probably stay away and stay quarantined for a while, but what happens when flu season comes again next year? What's gonna happen then?" White pondered."I think in a year or two, we're gonna go 'holy s--t,' we shut down the whole world for this thing."Despite his outlook on the situation, White added that he has been complying with restrictions and will continue to do so. In fact, he said he's taken advantage of the time he's spent self-quarantined with his family."I'm looking at the positive side, just spending time with my family, hanging out at my house and doing things that I don't normally get to do. I been working out like crazy. I'm gonna come out of this thing better than I went in," said White."I've been a good boy. I'be been doing what I've been told to do. I've been locked in my house. Everybody is complying, so we'll see how this thing plays out."* * *TRENDING Jon Jones arrest video for DWI and negligent gun use released* * * Mike Tyson interviews Dana White about UFC 249 and covid-19 pandemic(Courtesy of Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson)
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Trump administration's coronavirus task force, said Thursday that Italy has been impacted particularly badly by the coronavirus pandemic because the country hosted a high number of Chinese tourists in recent months."When you look at the different patterns of what happened in different countries, China versus South Korea versus what we're seeing in northern Italy, it really gives you some interesting insight into certain things, not only in the explosive nature in certain places versus others, but as you get to your peak, how do you know when you're turning the corner," Fauci said on CNN.“It’s when the new infections each day start to level off to be the same and then start going down, then you see the curve go down,” Fauci said, adding that Italy is "not there yet."Italy has reported declining numbers of new infections but still added more than 3,400 new cases on Tuesday. More than 57,500 people are currently infected with the coronavirus in Italy, and the country's death toll passed 7,500 on Wednesday."Italy got hit very badly because they had a large number of importations from China by Chinese tourists," Fauci said."Before they even knew what was going on, there was enough baseline people spreading that it essentially got out of hand, and it became difficult for them, as good as they are, and they're very good, to be able to contain it in a way that is contact-tracing. It was more mitigation," the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases continued.Fauci also noted that the outbreak of the virus in Washington state differs from the outbreak in New York City, which is "getting hit terribly hard.""We're a big country, and there are different patterns," he explained.Washington state's outbreak involved the coronavirus spreading in several elder care homes, while New York City is a travel hub that experiences an "influx of travelers," Fauci said.New York City reported 100 new deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 385 as the number of infections topped 37,200.
Trump wants Americans to return to work the day after Easter on a “beautiful timeline.”
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Evangeline Lilly's 'Lost' co-star calls her out for refusing to social distance: 'Please rethink this'
Evangeline Lilly’s proclamation that the coronavirus is a hoax and she won’t be self-isolating received much criticism, now including from one of her "Lost" co-stars.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounces the massive coronavirus economic stimulus bill, because it leaves out illegal immigrants.
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Married actors Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brian Hallisay, who began dating in 2012 while he, oddly enough, portrayed her ex-husband in Lifetime’s bio-drama series “The Client List,” have splashed out more than $6 million on a brand-new, family-sized residence in L.A.’s casually posh seaside community of Pacific Palisades. On a pretty street lined with unpretentious […]