Coronavirus: Fighters will train and fight because they can’t afford not to

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  1. Wild

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    MMA fighters will continue to train and fight despite the coronavirus pandemic, because they can’t afford not to.

    “I’m cutting weight. I’m training hard. I try to focus on the positive. Life is a journey, you know what I mean? I’m not really concerned about that at all.”

    That was John Makdessi, talking to Bloody Elbow ahead of his UFC bout this Saturday in Brazil. Despite being declared a global pandemic, the lightweight says he is not too worried about the coronavirus.

    Some fighters and coaches have echoed similar statements, while others have expressed more worries about the pandemic. What they all seem to have in common though, is that they feel like they don’t have the luxury to take a step back.

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    Coronavirus: MMA fighters can’t ‘work from home,’ can’t afford not to train and fight
     
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    Got no sympathy for them. As a nurse I am now working twice as hard during this epidemic and cannot take time off. Being put at risk for no extra money. It's the life we chose.

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    Finally the bas rutten O2 training mask is good for something after all
     
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