Let’s face it, 2020 was an exploding dumpster fire for just about everyone’s best-laid plans.
Rare is the person or entity that actually thrived this calendar year outside of possibly mask manufacturers, the creators of Zoom and UFC president Dana White.
It’s the latter reference that is most appropriate by comparison for the purpose of this column. UFC, thanks to the boldness of White and the control the promotion has on matchmaking and its participants, was able to produce a year for the ages despite a steady stream of hurdles along the way.
What White and company were able to do was impressive and, in many ways, set a blueprint for things such as safety protocols and quarantine bubbles, which were copied and modeled by many of the team sports after UFC led the way.
The sport of boxing, however,…