TORONTO — On Saturday, with professional sports across the globe almost universally halted, and North Americans slowly coming to terms with the reality that COVID-19 wasn’t only present in their communities, but had been spreading for some time, John Makdessi was walking out of a tunnel into an aging arena in Brasilia, Brazil for the 17th fight of his UFC career.
There was no one there to greet him. No roar of the crowd layered beneath his booming entrance music. No friends or family to spot in the masses. The UFC had been forced by governmental order to do the