Dandois feared a lockdown due to the wake of the coronavirus pandemic would ruin her plans.
“I don’t know if they are going to close the airports or not, and at the moment, I’m not able to fly out to the U.S.,” Dandois said. “It’s going to be crazy. I was going to fly out at the beginning of May, so I can train during the rest of May before I fight.”
Lynx MMA (based in Deurne, Belgium) shut down. Dandois spoke with the city’s officials last week of the potential shutdown and she closed the gym last Friday.
Before flying out to the U.S, the Belgian lightweight planned out her fight camp to be in Thailand for two weeks, and then fly out to Greece for her daughter Lola’s MMA fight on April 26.
“I’m training my daughter at home, but we don’t know if we will be able to fly out. My daughter was supposed to make her kickboxing debut last weekend in Holland and they canceled that.”
“We are on lockdown.”
“I was supposed to start my training camp in Thailand on April 1. My fight camp was going to be based in Ko Samui. We have a great outbreak here in Belgium.”
Dandois can’t leave her home as the country ordered a nation-wide lockdown. Eleven million more people went on lockdown on Wednesday at noon. Belgium became the latest country in the EU to force public life.
Belgium reported 185 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, ten people have died. The northern region of the country in Flanders felt the virus effect more than any other part of the country.
More than half of the infected patients are from Flanders, and only 103 in the capital Brussels, according to the Federal Public Service of Health.
The PFL’s regular season is scheduled to begin on May 21, yet there’s the uncertainty of how this infectious virus will impact the months to come.