“But I am getting a small group of fighters that are like, ‘Nah I’m alright, give me a buzz when it’s all back to normal.’
“I think the ones that are willing to go forward, you messaged me yesterday about some of the fighters you’re managing as well, they’re ready, get them in.
“You’ve got to be ready because you will get jumped, in terms of the line, in terms of the activity line, the profile line, the rankings line. This is what you do.”
The UFC has returned despite the COVID-19 crisis, hosting Justin Gaethje’s win over Tony Ferguson in Jacksonville earlier this month in the first major United States sporting event since March.
Outside of combat sports, European football returned last weekend with the German Bundesliga holding fixtures up and down the country.
And Hearn insists the ambitious plans for British boxing to return in the coming months has been well thought out.
Hearn told the Daily Mail: “Financially this will be painful for us but after the momentum we have worked so hard to build over the past 10 years, I’m not going to let boxing just dribble back.
Published at Mon, 18 May 2020 17:14:00 +0000