Indian MMA Promoter Arrested for Violating Pandemic Protocols
December 16 | 2020
The website mid-day.com is reporting that the organizer of a mixed martial arts event has been arrested and 40-50 other people are being charged with ignoring Covid-19 safety regulations in connection with an MMA show held in Bhiwandi, India, Saturday. Authorities said the crowd of more than 100 people were not wearing masks or following social distancing protocols.
The organizer of the event, Salman Momin, said he had invited only 25-30 people to attend the event, which was live-streamed on Youtube. But when nearby online viewers saw the fights taking place, they flocked to the scene and forced their way inside to watch in person.