Hall of Fame boxing promoter has strongly criticized UFC president Dana White over his decision to carry on and attempt to run the upcoming UFC 249 event on April 18, labeling the promoter “somebody with flawed intelligence.”
Arum was speaking to CBS Sports’ “State of Combat” podcast, and explained that he had temporarily closed down his boxing operation’s event plans during the current coronavirus crisis.
Fellow promoter Dana White has been adamant in the face of criticism of his decision to continue with plans to go ahead with their upcoming pay-per-view event, UFC 249.
Originally, the show was set to feature the UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, but with New York the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the state is currently under lockdown, with the wider nation also closing ranks and issuing travel restrictions and bans to help curb the spread of the virus.
Flip the Page to See Arum’s comments: