By: John Morgan | March 13, 2020 4:00 pm With the UFC currently committed to its live event schedule, the promotion has implemented a series of guidelines designed to help keep athletes safe during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The promotion’s best practice recommendations and requirements were distributed Thursday to all athletes on the UFC roster, just prior to UFC president Dana White formally announcing the company’s fight schedule would remain intact, albeit with a few adjustments to locations and the potential to hold events behind closed doors. The following is the introduction to the document, which was obtained by MMA Junkie: Dear Athletes: UFC is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, including consulting with UFC’s medical department and our chief medical consultant, Dr. Jeff Davidson, and with government authorities and other professionals. We have prepared the below summary of COVID-10 and UFC guidelines for you. The UFC guidelines will take effect immediately and continue indefinitely until otherwise notified. As the situation evolves, we will provide you with further notifications and updates. The COVID-19 athlete guidelines include a list of best practices provided by the World Health Organization, such as the need to “regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with

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