UFC Postpones 3 Events Due To Coronavirus Pandemic!
This is NOT the time to take chances or be in large crowds over 50 people. The UFC was trying to keep it going but the Coronavirus pandemic is nothing to chance anymore. Continue on to get the latest details why the UFC postpones three upcoming events…
CelebNSports247.com reports that the UFC postpones three upcoming events due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to MMA Junkie.
UFC president Dana White reportedly sent out a letter on Monday to inform everybody of the changes.
This weekend’s UFC event, as well as 3/28 and 4/11, have been indefinitely postponed per an email from Dana White to all UFC employees. #UFC
— Michael Carroll (@MJCflipdascript) March 16, 2020
MMA Junkie later obtained a copy of White’s email.
Dana White writes:
We did everything we could to relocate our next three events–London, Columbus, and Portland. But every day, there are new restrictions put in place on travel and large public gatherings that are making it impossible to stay on schedule. We can’t even hold an event in Vegas, our home town, because there’s a ban on all combat sports events in Nevada until at least March 25.
As you heard me say, I’ve been in the fight game for 20 years, and this is what we do—we find a way to keep our events going no matter what. If fighters miss weight, if fighters get hurt, or if states won’t regulate us, we figure out a way. But this is different. The whole world is being affected right now, and nothing is more important than the health and safety of you and your families.
UFC 29 on ESPN+ was set to take place Saturday, while UFC on ESPN 8 was scheduled for March 28 and UFC on ESPN+ 30 was slated for April 11.