UFC president White had been determined to put on the UFC 249 event,  even managing to secure Justin Gaethje as a swift replacement to face Tony Ferguson in the main event, in addition to a secret location at an Indian casino in California.

However, with the powers that be at ESPN and Disney asking him to do so, White had to admit defeat.

The 50-year old had stressed that his planned ‘fight island’ would still be going ahead in the near future and estimated it would get off the ground in the next month.

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