— UFC News (@UFCNews) April 20, 2020
UFC have canceled their next four shows
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 20, 2020
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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