During a recent interview with ESPN, UFC President Dana White spoke openly about UFC and WWE continuing with events, praising Vince McMahon.
While the rest of the sporting world has grounded to a half due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, both WWE and UFC have continued with a ‘business as normal’ approach.
Dana stated that he thinks everyone is ready to get back to normal, but believes others are too afraid of being the first. He went on to state the only people who aren’t afraid are himself and Vince McMahon.
“I’m ready to get back,” White told Brett Okamoto of ESPN. “I think a lot of other people are ready to get back. First of all, everybody’s afraid to be first. Realistically the only guy right now who isn’t afraid is me and Vince McMahon. Vince McMahon hasn’t skipped a beat. What he did was he found solutions. He found ways, get rid of the crowd, and I’m sure he’s doing everything in his power, too, to make sure his guys are safe. Everybody else is afraid to be first.”
“Right now, we need leadership,” White said. “We need people that are going to go out and find solutions. Hiding in your house is not an answer. I get we have to do it. We followed everything that the CDC has said, but at what point do you start to get back to normal? You keep people in their houses for too long with no entertainment, people are going to start losing their minds. We need to start figuring out solutions. That’s what we’re doing. We’re going to do this and keep everybody safe and we’re going to pull this thing off. We’re going to make it happen.”