Was a COVID outbreak covered up at Brunson vs. Shahbazyan? At least five fighters pulled from event.

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  1. Not A Real Fan The Lucifer Alpha Slayer

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    Timur Aliev and Ray Borg were removed from this event on Friday for "undisclosed reasons."

    Trevin Giles "faints" right before his fight.

    Eric Spicely claimed his head hurt. Spicely's replacement was pulled for no given reason.

    They acknowledge Gerald Meerschaert tested positive so as to not appear suspicious since chances are at least one fighter should test positive.

    There is talk that baseball will be cancelled after their truncated season just started because of all the positive COVID tests. If word gets out that five fighters test positive in the span of 24 hours at a UFC event, Nevada may just shut them down. This would be a bad time since there will be five events this month at the APEX not counting Dana White Contender Series events.
     
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    Yeah and Cruz kept talking about the safety and wearing masks etc during prelims and again right as the main card started. 100% covering it up.

    It was great while it lasted I guess.
     
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  4. Not A Real Fan The Lucifer Alpha Slayer

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    The fact that most fighters are scraping by economically makes them vulnerable to help the coverup.

    "You look like you're gonna faint there, don't you think?"

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    Baseball had a lot of COVID positives?

    Hahaha NHL had none heading into the bubble and has started up today
     
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    and calderwood fainted after the fight...

    interesting theory you got here
     
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    He said it was his favourite thing about the night! :D
     
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    Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport doesn't do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season, sources familiar with the conversation told ESPN.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...wn-players-do-better-job-managing-coronavirus
     
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    its only a matter of time

    combat sports can be more regulated at least but leagues like NBA, NFL, MLB etc wont last long IMO
     
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    Lol I was thinking the same thing, especially since America decided to ignore the virus and just open everything up, they come back to the states and a good chunk of the fights get scrapped...
     
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    NBA with their strict bubble seems to be doing the best so far. Similar approach to NHL.
     
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    what is so funny Dumbass
     
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    They never gave a reason why Borg and Aliev were pulled from their fights. That made me a bit suspicious. But when they announced right before the main card that Giles fainted I felt something was up.
     
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    What's wrong with you?
     
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    Since when is passing out a symptom of Covid? Lol.
     
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    Well the age of Aquarius is suppose to be it for us, and were now in it.
     
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    Valiev was removed for Visa issues, he's Russian

    Borg was removed for ???

    Spicely was removed because he was taking antidepressants after the beating that Deron Winn inflicted on him

    GM3 did have COVID

    Giles passed out because "nerves" but the guy's a police officer so no, I don't think that's the case

    JoJo passed out after her loss

    Maybe it's because it's August in Las Vegas, and fighters are dehydrated and the facility isn't as climate controlled as it should be?

    Or maybe there is something going on...hmm
     
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    It actually is on the sever side.

    Comedian DL Hughley COVID-19 positive after fainting onstage

    I was hoping for a zombie apocalypse but at the end of times all I got was corona :(
     
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