“[The UFC] always go overboard with health and safety, and that’s what we’re going to do here,” White said (H/T Yahoo Sports). “I talked to the president and the vice president of the United States today about this. They’re taking this very serious. They’re saying ‘Be cautious, be careful, but live your life and stop panicking.’”

“Everybody is panicking, and instead of panicking, we’re actually getting out there and working with doctors and health officials and the government to figure out how we keep the sport safe and how we can continue to put on events.”

The UFC’s next two shows, in Brasilia at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium this weekend and Columbus later this month, will both be held behind closed doors, White confirmed.

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