News has damaged this evening that UFC 249 will now NO longer be going forward subsequent weekend.
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic spreading the realm, UFC president Dana White was as soon as adamant the display would tear on.
Nonetheless, that has come to a convincing discontinuance this evening as it has been launched that the display scheduled for April 18 will no longer tear forward.
It was as soon as within the origin thrown into doubt after champion Khabib Nurmagomedov withdrew from the fight with Tony Ferguson attributable to being caught in Russia, but after they drafted in Justin Gaethje, it seemed adore things would tear forward.
Nonetheless, it has now been launched the display is perhaps no longer going forward, and this would possibly per chance also be scrapped instead.
A gutting blow to White, who was as soon as concerned to spend the display working despite what has been occurring within the realm, and or no longer it’s furthermore a blow to any future fights he had planned on his deepest island.
Nonetheless, the explicit resolution, within the head, has been made.
Talking about the resolution to murder the tournament, White told ESPN: “As of late, we bought a call from the supreme stage which which you can tear at Disney, and the supreme stage at ESPN … and the powers that be there asked me to face down and no longer enact this tournament on Saturday.
“It be been a battle since day one. We now were scuffling with non-pause all day and all evening, since this pandemic started, to set on this tournament on April 18th.
“… Tachi Palace in California, the Indian reservation, has had our back this complete time, has stood their ground, and was as soon as prepared to enact this fight. And let me repeat you this: When the realm will get back to traditional, California, that [fight] will more than seemingly be at Tachi Palace.”
The UFC have since formally posted a tweet as effectively onto their reputable myth, which is able to be viewed above.