Dana White has insisted ufc’s planned light-weight identify fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will cross ahead in april no matter the effect coronavirus has had on the merchandising’s upcoming occasions this week. On Monday, ufc president white confirmed ufc London – initially scheduled for this Saturday – have been postponed indefinitely, along with ufc Columbus and UFC Portland, the next cards on the corporation’s calendar.
The flow precipitated panic in many MMA lovers, who worry that the covid-19 outbreak could suggest Khabib vs Ferguson ends up being cancelled for a 5th time in five years. The bout between undefeated light-weight champion Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, who has not lost considering 2012, is arguably the most expected in MMA records, and is set to headline ufc 249 on 18 april. On 4 separate activities within the past the competition has fallen via, with american Ferguson two times taking flight via harm, and dagestani Nurmagomedov pulling out as soon as due to harm and lacking weight on every other occasion.