Not even a meeting of the minds in the combat sports world is possible.
In a statement, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has decided to cancel its meeting on Wednesday, March 25. After coming together on March 14, the commission initially suspended all combat sports until March 25. The Wednesday meeting was supposed to decide the future of all sports under the brand due to the coronavirus.
Here is the statement that was sent out:
“Please be advised that due to the ongoing concern and consideration of the health and safety of the public in regard to the COVID-19 virus, the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission scheduled for Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM has been cancelled. The Commission will determine at a later date when the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held.”
Measures were kept to ensure social distancing was going on as ordered. Governor Steve Sisolak ordered non-essential businesses to close for 30 days. That includes the entire Las Vegas casino distract, which is primarily owned by MGM Grand.
When the new meeting was announced, NSAC Director Bob Bennett stated the following to ESPN:
“I’ve been in constant contact with a litany of doctors and medical professionals and am intimately familiar with all professional and amateur sports events being suspended at this point in time for an undetermined period. I will continue to collect information and speak with various medical experts and be prepared to provide the information to the chairman and commissioners on March 25.”
All combat sports-related events have been postponed from the area until late May, early June. Showtime Boxing, Top Rank, Golden Boy and the UFC (with the APEX Center) are some of the prime organizations that have had to stay away from the area that have made them who they are.
This was done as a precaution, and with the meeting now delayed it is unknown when events in the area will come back.