UFC manager Dana White says the hit battle in between Khabib Nurmagomedov and also Tony Ferguson will take place behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UFC 249 occasion had actually initially been established for Saturday, April 18 in Brooklyn, nonetheless the pandemic has actually compelled head of state White to take into consideration various other choices.
He has currently additionally validated that he is 99.9 percent specific on a brand-new place for the hotly-anticipated light-weight title round.
“I do (know where it is),” White stated. “But I’m not ready to tell you yet. I know lots of things. There’s not going to be any fans there. It’s going to be a closed event.”
White included: “Trust me, Khabib has been telling me every day, ‘Send location’. I have it. It’s 99.9 per cent. On April 18, we are having this fight.”
UFC 249 is additionally anticipated to include a complete card, which White has actually safeguarded regardless of the post ponement of several showing off occasions around the globe.
“Everybody who is going to be involved in this thing is going to be because they want to be, not because they have to be or they have to do anything,” White stated. “Believe me: We really did not simply begin considering safety and security when the coronavirus appeared.
“Health and safety, these are things that normal businesses that are out there right now don’t necessarily have to think about on a daily basis. Healthy and safety is something we’ve been doing long before the coronavirus and we’ll be doing it long after the coronavirus is gone. This is just normal for us.”