Hertha Berlin, Borussi Dortmund players kneel in tribute to George Floyd

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Players of Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin went down on one knee ahead of their Bundesliga game on Saturday.Their action was a tribute to George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death in US police custody has triggered protests around the world. Both teams gathered around the centre circle and knelt ahead of their league game, which was being played in an empty Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The coaches and their staff on the benches also joined in.Earlier this week the German Football Association (DFB) ruled that players were free to show their support for protests over the death of Floyd.Several players last week lifted their shirts to show messages in support of the protests.The DFB said it would take no action against symbols of solidarity with the protests in the US and across the world. The protests have been sparked by the May 25 killing of Floyd in Minneapolis after a white officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes as fellow officers stood by.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Borussi DortmundBundesligaCOVID-19George FloydHertha Berlinlast_img read more

Soldado urges Bale to stay at Spurs

first_img However, were Bale to be sold to Real Madrid – who are ready to pay a world-record £85m for the Wales international – then that outlay on new players would be offset entirely, opening up the possibility of a move for Roma’s Argentina forward Erik Lamela. Soldado, though, would relish the chance to link up with Bale, whose 21 Barclays Premier League goals earned him the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year accolades, but could not secure a top-four finish. Speaking to reporters at Valencia airport before boarding a flight to London to undergo his medical, the 28-year-old was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper AS: “Bale is a great footballer and you can see the effort Tottenham are making to prevent him from leaving. Of course I want him to stay.” Soldado, however, also left with a parting shot at Los Che, adding: “I am leaving Valencia because I don’t trust or believe in this project.” The forward impressed at Valencia after joining from Getafe three years ago, plundering 80 goals during his 146 appearances for the Mestalla club. He netted 24 goals in La Liga last season and has become an established member of the Spain national team, helping his country finish as runners-up at this summer’s Confederations Cup. Soldado hails from Valencia, but began his career at Real Madrid, scoring 63 goals in 120 league appearances for the B side, Real Madrid Castilla. He also represented the senior team on 16 occasions. The Spaniard’s impending arrival boosts a Spurs strikeforce that was found light last season, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor the first team’s only out-and-out frontmen. Tottenham have also brought in Belgian winger Nacer Chadli from FC Twente, in a deal which is reported to have cost around £7m. Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been keen to bring in some attacking reinforcements and has long been an admirer of 28-year-old Soldado, a prolific goalscorer in the Primera Division. The deal, though, is likely to have cost the north London club around £26million – the buy-out clause which last week Valencia president Amadeo Salvo warned would have to be met to prise the striker away. If so, it would see Tottenham break the club transfer record set when they signed Paulinho for £17m from Corinthians earlier in the summer. Roberto Soldado would love nothing more than to forge a strike partnership with Gareth Bale at Tottenham next season, as he travelled to London to complete his move from Valencia.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

AVB explains Lloris absence

first_img Press Association “No, not in my opinion, sorry,” he said. “Nothing has come to light, the player is absolutely fine. “The tests that they have, you don’t know because they have made different tests. “I think, if obviously the club agree, it would be welcome for the medical department to speak up their voice about the situation. “The only thing that I can tell you and the only comment that I am going to make is that the medical department advised not to use the player. We followed rules and that’s it.” Villas-Boas reiterated that it was “extremely important” to put forward a member of the medical department to clarify matters of the last seven days, perhaps unaware of a statement shortly before the Newcastle match from Wayne Diesel, head of medical services, explaining the absence. “We’ve continued to monitor Hugo all week and after discussions, Andre and the medical department have agreed to afford the player a couple more days’ rest,” he said. “Hugo is naturally disappointed as he was keen to return to action however we feel this decision is in the player’s best interest.” Spurs had earlier been accused by a former United States international of endangering the life of Lloris after allowing him to continue against Everton. The career of Taylor Twellman was ended after he was concussed a seventh time and the 33-year-old, who now campaigns to raise awareness over the damage caused by brain injuries in sport, is staggered by the actions of Tottenham and Villas-Boas. Twellman insists Spurs ”played with Lloris’ life” by putting him at risk of incurring ‘second impact syndrome’ – a second successive concussion that can lead to death or severe disability. ”It was ridiculous, but I’m actually grateful for what Tottenham did because it is 100 per cent not the way to handle a concussion,” Twellman told Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday morning. ”We’re not talking about a career here, they played with Lloris’ life.” Villas-Boas said on Wednesday that those who criticised the club’s actions over Lloris were ”incompetent people” but Twellman added: ”Anyone who tells me I’m uninformed or if AVB wants to tell me I’m incompetent, I’m not. Science has shown us there’s no test that can show concussion.” The Portuguese claimed the 26-year-old goalkeeper looked “ready to play” a week on from being knocked unconscious and in need of lengthy treatment on the pitch after a collision with Everton forward Romelu Lukaku last Sunday, but the medical advice suggested otherwise. FIFA’s medical chief was among those to question the decision not to substitute Lloris at Goodison Park, yet the club’s medical staff said they were “totally satisfied that he was fit to continue playing” in that match. The France captain was rested for Thursday’s Europa League win over Sheriff Tiraspol after the blow, but Villas-Boas claimed after that tie that Lloris would return against Newcastle. However, Brad Friedel once again deputised in the 1-0 defeat after which Villas-Boas revealed Lloris failed to satisfactorily come through Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) – a computerised concussion evaluation system. “The medical department felt that it was a bit too soon,” the Portuguese said. “Probably had the game been on Monday, he would have played. I expect he will play for France (in the World Cup play-offs). “For them, it was a bit too soon although clinically and medically all the signs were that the player was ready to play. “They did a test that they do, that they value a lot, called the ImPACT test, so I had to stick to what they said. “They decided the player wasn’t good enough. That test doesn’t serve as an evaluation tool for an assessment, but they thought so and we’ve gone on from there because we respect them a lot.” Despite the fact Lloris was again unavailable, Villas-Boas stands by his previous stance and rejected the notion that his absence on Sunday indicated he had been wrong to leave him on against Everton. Andre Villas-Boas left Hugo Lloris out of the Tottenham squad to face Newcastle after he failed to adequately come through a post-concussion assessment carried out on Saturday.last_img read more

Pochettino pledge to Spurs stars

first_imgTottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino used an interview in English to assure his Spurs players they should not fear his innovative coaching methods. “The players don’t have to be afraid,” Pochettino said. “Our style is demanding – sometimes too much but we use common sense. We demand a lot from them because that is our style. “Our philosophy is ‘suffer in training so you don’t suffer in the game’. But the players don’t have to be afraid because we work with common sense all the time. “We can only expect full commitment and a positive attitude.” Pochettino also confirmed Steffen Freund will remain on the club’s coaching staff. The former Spurs midfielder will work alongside assistant head coach Jesus Perez, first team coach Miguel D’Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez, who all came with Pochettino from Southampton. Press Associationcenter_img Despite speaking English to his players at former club Southampton, the Argentinian has used a translator to talk to the media since arriving in the Barclays Premier League in January 2013. Pochettino dropped the interpreter for an interview with Spurs TV however and moved to ease concerns about his high-intensity training sessions. last_img read more

Usman Muhammed: Going for the Kill at Barcelona?

first_imgSo far, Emmanuel Amuneke and Gbenga Okunowo are the only Nigerians who have played for FC Barcelona’s A team. A few others have had trials with the B team. Last week, the Nigerian media celebrated Rio Olympics bronze medalist, Usman Muhammed, as he was officially unveiled by Barcelona B team. Kunle Adewale asks if it’s not just sightseeing for another Nigerian player after Ezekiel Bassey, unveiled in February was shown the exit door at the CatalansUsman Muhammed was officially unveiled as a player of Barcelona on July 1, as he joined the B team on a free transfer after his contract expired at Portuguese side, Uniao Madeira. After impressing the handlers of the B team during a short trial last season, he was handed a deal which would see him start off with the B team of the La Liga side before hopefully progressing through the ranks to the main team.The news about the interest of the Catalans in the Nigerian star first broke in May after Pep Segura, the head of Barcelona’s Professional Phase expressed an interest in the player. Segura oversees the development of players at both La Masia Academy and Barcelona B team.Muhammed would start off in the B team of the club.Segura noted that the player had distinctive qualities which attracted interest from the club. Some of the mentioned attributes include physical presence and ability to play different position in the midfield.Muhammed and other fringe players are expected to report a week earlier than their established team-mates as Barcelona Team A Manager, Ernesto Valverde, would use those seven days to decide which of them will join their USA Tour. In February this year, former Enyimba of Aba player, Ezekiel Bassey moved to Barcelona B team on an initial six-month loan deal, with a provision to make it permanent for a two-year duration but very little was heard of him after his unveiling.Indeed, former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, said recently that he was uncertain about the future of Bassey at Barcelona as he didn’t play a single game for the Barca B team after they got promoted to the Segunda division.“I have not heard much about him, I know he went on loan to Barcelona and I believe the loan period has expired in June. I don’t know what will happen because it depends on Barcelona, he was on loan so that Barcelona can see him. I don’t know if he had satisfied them in what they were looking for,” Adepoju said.Bassey who joined on loan from Enyimba has been told he won’t be offered fresh terms and the striker has even started moves to leave the club as he is expected to arrive Turkey in the coming days to hold talks with Osmanlispor.In a chat with THISDAY, Head Coach of Barcelona Football Academy-FCBESCOLA, in Lagos, Bernal Villa, said inasmuch as he agreed that there were a number of talented players in Nigeria, for them to make it to Barcelona team, they must first understand the club’s philosophy and be ready to work very hard.“It’s not just about having the natural talent. Since my arrival in Nigeria, I have seen a lot of good players that are on very good level. But the most important thing is for these players to be in good physical condition as their counterparts in Europe and if they can understand how we work and train at Barcelona, which is our methodology, in few years, some of them can make it to good clubs in Europe and eventually their national team,” Villa said.Asked about the major difference between an average Nigerian player and their European counterparts, Villa said, “The kids here are more of individual players, though they have good skills but they have problems technically and collectively. They are too individualistic; they always think they can take on their opponents and go alone with the ball and finish the ball by themselves. We have to make them realise they should play with the team. “It not enough to be unveiled by Barcelona because that is when the real work begins. It’s not the time to shout hurray and go to sleep. It is the time to prove you can learn and adapt fast to the club’s philosophy, which is the bane of most Nigerian players have come across.”Recalling his time at Barcelona to THISDAY, former Nigerian international, Gbenga Okunowo, said a player’s ability and composure with the ball are important during trials.“In 1997, I was part of the team that represented the country in the Meridian Cup in Portugal and it was from there the scouts of Barcelona Football Club spotted me. They invited me for a week trial after the tournament after which I was invited for another round of one week trial, and after four days of training with the team, I was given a contract by the club and signed to their youth team. After then, Xavi Hernandez introduced himself to me as being a member of the Spanish team that lost to Nigeria in the Meridian Cup.“Barcelona loves players that are very comfortable with the ball even when they are under pressure, which is a key factor to play for Barca, aside being skillful. The club would therefore not hesitate to dump a player as quickly as possible if he does not possess these attributes,” Okunowo noted.Former Barcelona winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, attributed high “mental speed” of the players as the main reason behind the club being at top level, saying the club would still dominate for a long time.“I am glad to have been part of the great club in my active days in football, but the present generation is far better than my era when the likes of Guardiola, Ronaldo de Lima, Patrick Kluivert and Rivaldo were the star players of the side.“When you look at this present generation, their mental speed is very high and gives them the ability to read their surroundings and make accurate passes on the field. When a group of players play cohesively and have field vision far greater than other teams, there is no doubt that they will be a terror to other competitors,” Amuneke said.It remains to be seen how well Mohammed would adapt to Barcelona’s philosophy and mental speed, just as Nigerian soccer fans would be hoping he would not be shown the exit door as his other Nigerian contemporary.He represented Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics where Nigeria won bronze, thanks to his midfield combo with captain John Obi Mikel in almost all of Nigeria’s game at the Olympics.The player start off with the B team who are now going to campaign in the second division after securing promotion via the play offs at the end of last season.This is the second time in six months a Nigerian player has joined the Catalans.With the transfer window open and players starting to return for pre-season training, below is what each Premier League club has done so far this summer. The window swung open in England on June 9 – though some deals only became official on July 1 – and sides have until August 31 to finalise their signings for the new campaign. However, while some teams have been quick off the mark in recruiting new players, others have been lagging behind as they look to make their first captures of the seasonShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ayade Uplifts Rovers FC, Pelican Stars, Fans’ Club with Buses, Improved…

first_imgCross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade wednesday donated two coaster buses to both the Rovers Football Club of Calabar and Pelican Stars to boost their performances in the country’s football space.The governor announced the largess when the teams led by the Chairman of Rovers Football Club, Mr Maurice Inok stormed the Government House to endorse him for a second term in office.Speaking during the visit, Inok enumerated Ayade’s achievements in his three years in office adding that Cross River is blessed to have Ayade as governor. “We want to thank the Governor for bankrolling the payment of salaries of players of Rovers and Pelican Stars and for the prompt payment of monthly impress to the teams.” There has never been a time we called on you for assistance and we get turned down, you have always stood by us and for this we are grateful.“We have followed your administration’s success over the years and I must say we are highly impressed. From having the highest number of youths in your government in the country, to building world class factories in the state, all of these can only be achieved by a visionary leader like you.”Mr Inok used the opportunity to enumerate some of the challenges facing the teams and prayed the governor’s assistance in tackling these issues.Responding, Governor Ayade expressed satisfaction with the performance of the teams despite the challenges they face.“I am quite amazed that you have been able to perform at this level despite all the issues you have mentioned here today. It shows the spirit of commitment on your part and as a government we must have to play our role. “The governor made a personal donation of one coaster bus to each of the teams and also increased the teams impress from N3million to N5million monthly.Speaking further, Governor Ayade also announced the payment of 100 members of the Cross River State supporters club and ordered that they be paid arrears from January 1 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Skaneateles boys soccer goes 1-1, falls to Cazenovia

first_imgWesthill went to Homer last Thursday and thrashed the Firebirds 9-0, with Jackson Powers getting three goals for the hat trick. Andrew Centore scored twice, with Henry Centore, Dan Carkner, Patrick Mahoney and Dominic Demperio earning one goal apiece.Marcellus was victorious 5-0 at Homer last Tuesday, led by Ryan Moses’ pair of goals and two assists from Ryan Lundrigan. Tristan Jarvi had one goal and one assist as Dakota Baker and Ben Carranti also found the net. Quinten Weaver and Tighe Powell also got assists.Then the Mustangs faced Jordan-Elbridge on Thursday night and claimed another 5-0 victory, most of it due to Lundrigan, who set a career mark with four goals. Andrew Fragnito had two assists as Jarvi got the other goal and Matt Kershaw added an assist.Far from all this, West Genesee offered another challenge to undefeated, state Class AA no. 7-ranked Baldwinsville last Monday night, and again was fairly close, but again got shut out, this time by a 2-0 margin.It took a goal late in regulation for the Bees to prevail 1-0 when the two sides met in Camillus Sept. 16. The rematch on B’ville’s Field Turf at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium had the Wildcats twice surrendering goals in the first half, to Steve Foertch and Evan Smith.Though WG kept it quiet from there and recorded a second-half shutout, it could not generate a consistent attack against a swarming Bees defense.The Wildcats rebounded on Wednesday night to defeat Henninger 4-2, a well-balanced able to convert twice in each half and overcome 16 saves by Black Knights goalie Oliver Bienvenu.Four different WG players had those four goals – David Puma, Sam Kruth, Josh Rimualdo and Justin Klaczko. Puma and Klaczko also got assists as Jesper Behr and Tom Shields also earned assists.In Saturday’s makeup of a postponed Oct. 1 game against Liverpool, WG struggled in a 3-0 defeat to the Warriors.Rebounding from a 4-0 defeat to Bishop Grimes on Oct. 5, Bishop Ludden got a shutout of its own last Tuesday night, the Gaelic Knights converting twice in the second half to defeat Faith Heritage 2-0.Michael Gaughan and Charlie Colella had those second-half tallies, with Liam Mahar adding an assist. None of the Saints’ six shots got past Ludden goalkeeper Jim McGarvey.Up against Onondaga on Thursday, Ludden kept the Tigers winless with a 4-0 shutout, Liam Casey earning two of the Gaelic Knights’ goals as Noah Kerwin got two assists. Mahar added a goal and Gaughan got an assist.Solvay took a 1-0 defeat to Mexico last Tuesday, with Jonathan Gonzalez Perez making nine saves for the Bearcats, but not able to keep the Tigers’ Noah Hiller from putting in the game’s only goal. In a topsy-turvy boys soccer season where Westhill and Marcellus were both once ranked in the state Class B top five, it was Skaneateles finding itself at no. 13 in last week’s state poll, with the Warriors and Mustangs both unranked.For the Lakers, the first test as a ranked team in 2019 was on Senior Night against visiting Chittenango, and it was quite nervous at times, but Skaneateles did enough to defeat the Bears 2-0.As so many other times this season, it was Tylar Moss, getting the Lakers in front. Off a feed from Brendan Powers, Moss dribbled around a Chittenango defender and putting a low shot past Will Simmons in the 15th minute. The Lakers nearly built on that margin, only to have owers twice denied by great stops from Simmons. Then the Bears’ Sean Larsson nearly tied it twice, slightly off target on a free kick and having another shot bang off the crossbar.So it was still 1-0 when, less than five minutes into the second half, Owen Chaney was left alone near the net and, taking a pass from Moss, doubled the Lakers’ margin.In Thursday’s battle with Cazenovia, Skaneateles again scored twice, but the visiting Lakers, led by forward Joe Spires, constantly burned the defense and ended up prevailing by a 4-2 margin. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys soccerMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

Women of Troy expect breakthrough

first_imgAfter back-to-back Final Four appearances, the No. 5 USC women’s volleyball team will look to make it three years in a row as it is again poised for a deep postseason run.“Every year, our expectation is to get back to the Final Four and win,” USC coach Mick Haley said. “We’ve been to the Final Four seven times in the [past 11 seasons], which is more than any other team in the country. We want to win a national championship. We know realistically we can’t win every year, but we’re going to try and see how far we can get.”Though the Women of Troy have produced a decade of excellent on-court performance, it will be 10 years this season since they last held up that NCAA championship trophy. After consecutive national titles in 2003 and 2002, each new season brings lofty expectations.The 2012 squad heads into the year ranked fifth in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, despite losing three All-Americans to graduation.Among the departed are middle hitter Lauren Williams, Pac-12 Setter of the Year Kendall Bateman and, maybe most importantly, AVCA National Player of the Year outside hitter Alex Jupiter.Haley will have a difficult time replacing Jupiter, who holds the USC all-time record for career kills (1,918) and points (2,255.5), and Bateman, who was widely considered the heart and soul of the 2011 squad.Though the losses are great, USC, like any major athletic powerhouse, can recover very quickly; the presence of junior All-American libero Natalie Hagglund and senior outside Katie Fuller will help cushion the blow.“[Fuller], a senior and one of our captains, is really trying to step it up. She produced a large number of points for us last year and should be a primary candidate for All-American this year,” Haley said. “Hagglund is back, and those two kids are really driving us.”In addition to the two headliners, the Women of Troy will be bolstered by a veteran supporting cast.“We have a lot to build around with our junior class,” Haley said. “We have [outside hitter] Sara Shaw, who’s one of the best passers in the country, and [middle blocker] Alexis Olgard, who’s pretty intimidating patrolling the middle.”Slowed by mononucleosis early last season, Olgard came on strong during USC’s postseason push and impressed during its tournament run. With a full summer under her belt, the rest of the Pac-12 should be very wary  come the regular season.An infusion of incoming talent should also help supplement the hungry upperclassmen intent on winning it all.  One early camp surprise, according to Haley, has been 17-year-old freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio, who hails from Guadalajara, Mexico and stands at 6-foot-2.“We do have a lot of talent,” Haley said. “We’re very physical this year, and I think by the middle of October we can be pretty darn good.”last_img read more

Syracuse field hockey’s Laura Hurff attempts to fill void of ‘legend’ Alyssa Manley

first_imgAlyssa Manley is a Syracuse legend, according to SU field hockey midfielder/forward Serra Degnan, and there are statistics to back that statement up.Manley was the only player on the entire 2016 Olympic field hockey roster for the United States in Rio de Janiero — a tournament in which the U.S. finished fifth — whose last appearance was at a collegiate level. Before Rio, she led the Orange to its first-ever national championship in 2015 and was awarded the Honda Sports Award for field hockey, an award given to the best field hockey player in the NCAA.But after expiring her eligibility last season, Manley’s loss has left a giant hole in No. 2 Syracuse’s (2-0) midfield. It’s a hole that Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley agreed is one of the largest she’s ever had to fill, going on to say that even though it’s a hole that might require multiple players to patch. Junior midfielder/forward Laura Hurff has stepped up into Manley’s role and started to fill it exceptionally well.In 2015, Hurff improved from her freshman season. She took on a bigger role, starting all 22 games and scoring two game-winning goals on the season. The season prior, she played in every game but didn’t start all of them. She was named an National Field Hockey Coaches Association first-team All-American, and a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree. But Hurff’s strong sophomore campaign came with Manley on the field alongside her, attracting most of the attention from opposing teams. This season, it’s up to Hurff to step up in Manley’s absence and prove that she can become the primary workhorse of the midfield herself. A good place to begin, Hurff said, is to adjust her mentality on the field.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Alyssa just has this calmness to her when she plays, even when she mis-traps (the ball), she stays calm,” Hurff said. “So I’m trying to work to get that calmness in my play.”Hurff has already garnered accolades in 2016, starring on the USA U-21 National Team this summer at the Junior Pan-American games in Trinidad and Tobago and winning the silver medal. She was also named as a preseason All-ACC selection for the 2016 season, an honor that Manley received in 2015.In Friday’s 2016 season opener at Temple, Hurff was relatively quiet in the midfield, posting no assists or goals. Manley’s first game of the 2015 season went similarly, an away contest at No. 6 Stanford where she also failed to post any goals or assists. In Sunday’s game at No. 6 Maryland, Hurff fired three shots, all on goal. In Manley’s second game of the 2015 season against University of California Davis, she too launched three shots, scoring one goal.The similarities between the two go deeper than statistics. Hurff is so talented, Degnan said, that she will likely be the next SU star to see time on the U.S. national team, just like Manley. And after her summer performance with the U-21 national team, Hurff is already beginning to emerge as a strong candidate in the conversation surrounding the 2020 Olympic Games.“I think we’ll see her in Tokyo in 2020, definitely,” Degnan said. “She is unbelievable.”But regardless of her future, Hurff is focused solely on herself and her impact on the 2016 team right now. She’s been working on improving her game, and though she knows she may never be able to live up to Manley’s legacy, she’s trying to get as close as possible.“(Manley) was an amazing player, and nobody is really gonna fulfill her spot,” Hurff said. “I’m doing the best that I can right now, and trying to help the team any way I can.” Comments Published on August 29, 2016 at 9:59 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight

first_img UFC Fight Night 163 was a massive success with Zabit vs Khattar as their main-event bout. UFC executive David Shaw was in charge of the card while President Dana White took a leave from the recent Fight Night.  In the post-event conference, the UFC executive was stunned when a reporter inquired, will children ever fight in UFC?Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Will Children ever fight in UFC?David Shaw had a clear answer to the question and it is ‘NO’. According to the UFC executive, UFC will never have children fighting in the company. Though, UFC President Dana White in the past said that they will never have women fighting in their company but today the UFC roster has some of the best female athletes in the world.   However, UFC has no plans to set up any children fights in their company and David Shaw is confident that the company will always stick to it. Children’s MMA fights are quite popular in Russia and many other parts of the world but if you are expecting it to happen in UFC, you are wrong, according to David Shaw. WATCH US LIVE Written By 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 11th November, 2019 18:24 IST 9 months ago Conor McGregor’s DNA tests prove allegations against him were false Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 18:24 IST UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children Fight According to UFC Executive David Shaw, UFC will never organise Children’s MMA fights in their organisation. Know more about the post-event press conference. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz Salary RevealedUFC: Innovative matchupsUFC has always been keen towards setting up cross-event and unorthodox matchups. A few days back, pop star Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise for a fight and wanted Dana White to make the matchup in UFC. Dana White immediately showed a green signal to the fight and wanted to make it happen in reality until Bieber cancelled the probability of the fight by stating it as a joke. Dana White has also arranged a  multi-million dollar cross-event fight with Mayweather promotions in the past and it surely blessed the organisation with a lot of money. The recent idea of making a one-time BMF belt was also a very innovative idea and UFC has always been open for new ideas. However, children fighting is surely not one of them.Also Read- Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were FalseAlso Read- UFC: Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov last_img read more