Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, fans have been locked inside their homes. All the major sporting events have either been cancelled or postponed. Fans have been starved off of any kind of sporting event. However, UFC president Dana White has come to the rescue as he revealed that the UFC 249 fight card will go ahead as scheduled.
The UFC 249 card will be headlined by Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. The pair will fight for the interim UFC lightweight title on April 18. This is the second time that Ferguson will be fighting for the interim championship. The move came after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced last week that he had pulled out of his scheduled bout on April 18.
Dana White took to Twitter late last night to announce that UFC 249 will go as scheduled. However, Dana White still hasn’t revealed the exact location of the venue. He revealed that he had a venue for UFC 249 locked down for two months and also revealed that he has a private Island secured for pumping future events.
“I locked this venue for two months and I am setting up shop here. We are gonna pumping up fights every week. I am a day or two away from securing a private Island. I have a private Island that I have secured, we are getting the Infrastructure put in now, so I am gonna start doing the international fights too with international fighters.
“Becasue I won’t be able to get the international fighters into the US, So I have a private Island, I am going to start flying them all into the private Island and doing the international fights from there. So as of April 18, the UFC is back up and running,” White said to TMZ in an interview.
Dana White: We are going to make sure everybody is healthy
White also addressed the medical concerns regarding hosting the fights on an Island. and said that all the fighter and the production crew will be tested.
“First of all, there won’t be any fans at this thing. There will be no fans and yes, everybody is going to be pre-tested and tested and tested and we are going to make sure 100% healthy athletes, healthy athletic commission people, healthy judges, referees, my production people. We are going to make sure everybody present there will be safe before, during and after the fight.
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