NEW YORK — The first rule about fight club is not to violate Covid restrictions.
An illegal New York fight club, known as the “Rumble in the Bronx,” was busted up when authorities found more than 200 people crammed into a warehouse and many not wearing masks.
The New York City Sheriff raided the Bronx club over the weekend and found drugs guns and booze being illegally sold in addition to the unlicensed combat.
Ten organizers were arrested and hit with charges for breaking social-distancing orders, illegally warehousing alcohol and running an illegal fight club.
The fight club would have been illegal before the pandemic, but got caught up as New York officials crack down on large scale gatherings as the number of coronavirus cases in the city has been on the rise.
The state recently capped private indoor and outdoor gatherings statewide to 10 people, and gyms, bars and restaurants must close at 10 p.m.