Video: Daniel Cormier gives an overview of the layout of the socially distant UFC 249 arena


With the UFC 249 officially underway, fans can watch the action from inside the Octagon in Jacksonville.

But what does the rest of the layout look like at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena? Former multi-time Daniel Cormier – who is on a color commentary for the UFC’s return to action – explained it via his Twitter account.

The UFC also arranged for a tour from the cheap arena seats, which, of course, will be unoccupied throughout the event.

Although Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was positive for COVID-19 on Friday, the event continues with two fights for the world title. Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will face off for the interim lightweight title, while Henry Cejudo will have his first defense of his bantamweight title against the return of Dominick Cruz.

The 23 other combatants who were to participate on the combat card saw their COVID-19 tests return negative.

UFC President Dana White insisted that the promotion would go “beyond” health and safety protocols throughout the week. Between an immediate test of the COVID-19 swab on arrival, daily medical examinations and fighters with their own training rooms, it is clear that promotion has made health and safety a top priority.


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