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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the most powerful mixed martial arts (MMA) league, perseveres in the organization of UFC 249, still scheduled for April 18, 2020 (in a location not -communicated), despite the loss of its headliner, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC has announced that Tony Ferguson-Justin Gaethje and Francis Ngannou-Jairzinho Rozenstruik will take place. His boss has also indicated that he wants to rent a private island to host his future events.
UFC 249 will take place on April 18, 2020 … ” somewhere on Earth ” Therefore Dana White, the all-powerful boss of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), announced on April 6 the organization of the fight between the Americans Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje for the title of interim champion of light weight (UFC).
It was not the intended poster, since Khabib Nurmagomedov was originally to defend his crown of lightweight king against Tony Ferguson. But this clash – which has already been canceled four times in recent years – could not stand. The Russian has indeed decided to remain confined in his native Dagestan, during the pandemic again coronavirus.
Cameroonian Francis Ngannou also from the party
Never mind, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has moved heaven and earth to find a plan B. Because the influential leader, a relative of Donald Trump, made the maintenance of UFC 249 a matter of principle, in these times of Covid-19. Leaves to be charged to despise the health of athletes under contract with his organization.
Dana White doesn’t care. He even gave it a layer by also adding a long-awaited confrontation to the program of the future evening: that between the Cameroonian Francis Ngannou and the Surinamese Jairzinho Rozenstruik. A heavy-duty shock that was supposed to take place on March 28 but which was postponed because of the coronavirus.
Another highlight of UFC 249 was the return match between American Rose Namajunas and the one who beat her in January in Rio, Brazil’s Jessica Andrade. With such an enticing card, the UFC intends to strike very hard, while all the major sports organizations in the world are currently stopped.
The following fights on an island ?
A private island, jets to bring the fighters, Dana White wants the UFC to continue at all costs. It looks like a film script with Van Damme. https://t.co/euZUJYyETh
Morgan Maury (@MorganMauryRMC) April 7, 2020
Dana White has finally surprised everyone by announcing that she is about to rent … a private island for the following events. He clarified on the TMZ site that this place would be used in particular to receive foreign athletes unable to enter American soil. These would be routed there by private flights. All the people would be medically tested before coming on the spot, he assured.
In the meantime, the location of UFC 249 (which has already been booked for the next two months) should soon be revealed …