DANA WHITE has revealed the UFC have forked out a staggering £12.7million this yr on coronavirus testing.
The MMA company were the first organization to bring sports back in America throughout the first wave of the pandemic again in Might.
Dana White has revealed the UFC spent hundreds of thousands on coronavirus testingCredit score: Alamy Reside Information
However after professional sports in Florida were able to resume he staged the present via rigorous testing of its fighters, teams and staff for COVID-19.
Since then the UFC have placed on quite a few playing cards each within the USA and on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi however it hasn’t been low-cost.
White has revealed his firm have spent a staggering £12.7m this yr and the determine is simply more likely to improve within the new yr.
He told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter: “We’ve spent $17 million on COVID testing this yr.
“And take into consideration this — 1,470 UFC athletes, cornermen and workers have been transported. 1,700 industrial flights, 34 constitution flights.
“Everyone retains speaking about how tough it’s for a few of these different sports activities due to the groups — we had 164 athletes from 40 totally different international locations that competed this yr.
“Oh and by the way in which, they have been speaking about how nice it was that the NBA gamers had an 8.8% positivity charge? Ours was 0.8%.”
White has additionally claimed that he is not apprehensive concerning the latest improve in constructive coronavirus checks forward of the UFC Vegas 17 card on December 19.
He added: “I simply advised you earlier, we now have the bottom [positivity rate] out of all sports activities.
“After I say lowest, it’s not even in the identical universe. So our system is fairly dialed in however you’re coping with a virus — issues are going to occur.”