The UFC President Dana White has assured fans that the much awaited and highly anticipated fight between the UFC lightweight champion Khabib The Eagle Nurmagomedov and the former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony El Cucuy Ferguson at UFC 249 next month in April.
UFC 249’s future is currently up in the air, as the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the world on a global scale. It has even led to the UFC canceling three of their events.
In a recent interview given to noted combat sports and MMA media outlet, MMA Junkie, White stated that fans should not worry and UFC 249 will surely happen. He even went on to reveal that he has his own arena and his own production crew and equipment that will make sure that UFC 249 does not get canceled. Here’s what he had to say:
If you’re a fan, if you’re a media member, you’d stop doubting, I would imagine, but maybe not. We’ll see. If you asked me questions 10 days ago, I could answer any question you threw at me. I don’t know a lot of things right now. Think about this: Las Vegas shut down the casinos. I never thought I’d ever see that in my lifetime. Khabib and Tony is going to happen. We’re going to make it happen. It’s just going to be a matter of how quickly it would go back to being normal. I have my own arena, I have my own production. I have everything. I have everything you need to put on events. So there isn’t much that I can’t pull off.
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