Donald Trump: “We have to get our sports
back. I’m tired of watching baseball games that are 14 years old.”
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi)
April 14, 2020
UFC president Dana White will be part of a group of industry
leaders and executives that will help the United States restart an
economy that has been damaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump revealed the group during his daily
coronavirus press conference on Tuesday. Numerous prominent figures
in professional sports will join White on the task force, including
commissioners from the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.
JUST NOW: Adam Silver, Rob Manfred, Roger
Goodell, Gary Bettman, Robert Kraft, Jerry Jones, Dana White, and
Vince McMahon are part of a large group that will help advise on
how to restart the economy, President Trump says.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater)
April 14, 2020
The panel, which the White House calls the Great American Economic
Revival Industry Groups, will include more than 50 leaders from
industries such as agriculture, defense, technology, manufacturing
and financial services.
Trump specifically addressed professional sports during the
presser, and referred to White as “great” Dana White when
announcing his addition to the panel.
“We have to get our sports back,” Trump said. “I’m tired of
watching baseball games that are 14 years old. But I haven’t
actually had too much time to watch. I would say maybe I watch one
batter, and then I get back to work.”
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White on Tuesday revealed that he is
targeting May 9 for the UFC’s next event. Thus far, the
promotion has postponed cards on March 21, March 28, April 11 and
April 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. White attempted to hold UFC
249 on tribal land in Lemoore, California but was asked to “stand
down” by Disney and ESPN executives following protests from
By the end of Tuesday, the United States reported more than 600,000
cases and 26,000 deaths due to the coronavirus outbreak. Currently,
all professional sports organizations in the country have suspended
activity in the wake of the pandemic.
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