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Dana White Has Controversial Stance On Covid Vaccine After NFL Make Jab Mandatory For Players

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Dana White Has Controversial Stance On Covid Vaccine After NFL Make Jab Mandatory For Players

UFC president Dana White says he will NEVER force his fighters to have the Covid-19 vaccine amid the NFL's stance ahead of the upcoming season.

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The NFL have made it compulsory for all players to get the jab should they wish to participate in the 2021/22 campaign.

But the UFC will NOT make the jab compulsory to their fighters despite New York's protocols.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

They have set out a list of mandates in the state that require proof of vaccination for sporting events.

So, UFC's proposed show at Madison Square Garden in November could lose a fight in the shape of Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje, with the former Bellator champion not yet vaccinated.

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However, White insists he won't force anyone on his roster to get the jab in order to compete inside the Octagon.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He told TSN: "I would never tell another human being what to do with their body.

"If you want to get vaccinated, that's up to you. That's your choice.

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"You're never going to hear me say I'm going to force people to get vaccinated. Never gonna happen.

"I think a lot of people are doing that, they're telling you in New York [City] you can't go into a restaurant or a gym unless you're vaccinated and can prove it and things like that.

"Some people are getting fired if they don't get vaccinated.

"That's not going to happen here [in the UFC]. If you want to get vaccinated... get vaccinated. If you don't, that's your decision, your body."

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Topics: UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Dana White

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