UFC featherweight Spike ‘Alpha Ginger’ Carlyle showed he is deadly serious ahead of his bout with Bill Quarantillo on Saturday night  wearing a ‘Plague Doctor’ mask for the faceoff at the UFC’s Apex center in Las Vegas.

As the UFC continues to roll out events amid the Covid-19 pandemic, fighters are still being subjected to stringent health checks and social-distancing measures where possible.

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That extends to combatants wearing masks at the traditional stare-downs,  and on Friday San Diego fighter Carlyle put his own twist on proceedings with a sinister black beak-type mask reminiscent of those worn by plague doctors for several centuries.

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