Despite UFC cancelling the next three events amid the coronavirus outbreaks across the world, one big fight will still go down.
According to Dana White, the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov Tony Ferguson is still scheduled to take place at UFC 249 on April 18.
The problem? He still has to find a venue and city that will let him host it.
That said, White is determined to make the fight happen, even if it means no fans get to watch it in person.
“So we are postponing the next three events, but Tony Ferguson vs Khabib on April 18 is still on and that will still happen,” Dana said on SportsCenter.
“We have no choice now but to postpone these fights. So we’re postponing the next three events, but Tony Ferguson versus Khabib, April 18, is still on and that will still happen.”@danawhite joined @SportsCenter to address the postponement of upcoming UFC events. pic.twitter.com/FxKOAKnOEv
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 16, 2020
“So we are going to follow these guidelines to not have more than 10 people in a room. And we are hoping that this all clears up by April. This fight is going to happen, no crowd, whatever it takes. It’s probably not even going to be in the United States. But this fight is going to happen.”
The fight has already been cancelled four times before over the last few years, so losing it again will be heartbreaking for fans.
Not to mention to Conor McGregor, as well, as he is likely to face the winner later this year.
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