UFC president Dana White claims that the business is continuing to proceed with its own plans to hold events during the upcoming few months since the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
“This afternoon, they announced new travel limitations to the U.K., therefore [that the March 21 event] can not last in London. However, the battle will go on. We are focusing on finding a new place, probably in the USA, and that I have my matchmakers literally operating immediately to assemble the undercard.
“As of today, fights can not occur in the Apex here in vegas. Thus, we’re looking for new places, but the fights will proceed; they will last. We are not quitting.”
The business also sent out an email on Sunday afternoon to supervisors searching for fighters on short notice for this week awarded the probable multiple openings due to travel restrictions for global combatants.
Apart from the 3 Fight Night cards scheduled for the upcoming few months, the largest event on the docket stays UFC 249 to get Brooklyn where lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to carry on Tony Ferguson. The bout has been reserved four distinct occasions with the expectation this would eventually be it.
“Sowe had maybe a few different places for that struggle, such as Nevada,” White stated. “So, the entire Nevada thing went right down, so we’re searching for a different venue. I am hoping by [Sunday morning], I must have two venue alternatives for that struggle.
“That battle will occur. It’ll proceed. The lovers are all freaking out about this, don’t stress. Khabib versus Tony will occur.”