Midnight Mania! Dana White: lifetime healthcare for fighters can be ‘fairly f—ing loopy’

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For the briefest second there was hope. Throughout an Instagram Q&A, UFC President Dana White hinted that some form of long-term well being care program for fighters was “quickly” to return. After all, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than White bought this reply utilizing the age-old excuse of … I answered the incorrect particular person?

In any case, if there may be any ambiguity after this backtrack, White cleared it up on the UFC 263 presser after the struggle. White went additional on the topic, shortly stating a few of the investments UFC has made in mind well being research, however discovered long-term reporting unsustainable.

“We work on stuff like that on a regular basis,” White defined (through BloodyElbow). “We’re engaged on this mind stuff. We have spent billions and billions of {dollars} on mind research for years. And now all of the psychedelic stuff occurs. So let’s attempt to discover out … lots of people have an interest on this – we expect lots of people have an interest on this. So let’s examine. We’re all the time making an attempt to make issues higher, safer and no matter for the fighters.

“I do not find out about healthcare without end. Does anybody have a job that has medical care without end after they go away? I imply, that is fairly loopy. I do not suppose anybody does that. “

At the moment, fighters are eligible for carriage in relation to damage / injury sustained whereas competing and whereas getting ready for a bout. Exterior of this time-frame, nevertheless, the impartial contractors are on their very own.

As for fighters with persistent well being issues – like Spencer Fisher – lengthy after their UFC careers have ended? GoFundMe and the generosity of the followers are her biggest hope proper now.


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