Khabib Nurmagomedov And Tony Ferguson Will Occur In The Back

Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC boss Dana White says the blockbuster combat between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will occur in the back of closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The UFC 249 event had initially been set for Saturday, April 18 (April 19 AEDT) in Brooklyn, but the pandemic has pressured president White to recall other alternatives.

He has now additionally showed that he is 99.9 in line with cent certain on a brand new venue for the hotly-expected light-weight identify bout.

“I do (know in which it is),” White said. “But I’m not equipped to inform you yet. I understand plenty of things. There’s not going to be any enthusiasts there. It’s going to be a closed occasion.”

White added: “Trust me, Khabib has been telling me each day, ‘Send vicinity’. I actually have it. It’s 99.9 according to cent. On April 18, we are having this fight.”

UFC 249 is also predicted to function a full card, which White has defended despite the postponement of many sporting events around the arena.

“Everybody who’s going to be involved on this thing goes to be because they need to be, not due to the fact they need to be or they ought to do something,” White stated. “Believe me: We didn’t just begin considering protection when the coronavirus popped up.

“Health and protection, those are matters that ordinary organizations which are available right now don’t necessarily have to think about on a day by day basis. Healthy and protection is some thing we’ve been doing lengthy earlier than the coronavirus and we’ll be doing it lengthy after the coronavirus is long gone. This is simply regular for us.”

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