MMA Community Reacts To New UFC 249 Main Event
We officially have a new main event for UFC 249 in Tony Ferguson v. Justin Gaethje. Fighting for the interim Lightweight Title on April 18, Gaethje is replacing the Lightweight Champion in Khabib Nurmagomedov. A location has yet to be revealed for the event.
The news broke the internet, as everyone was wondering how the UFC would handle the situation with the coronavirus pandemic affecting the world. A variety of fighters reacted to the news, some positive, some negative and others were looking for opportunities of their own.
Check out reactions from Megan Anderson, Dillon Danis, Dustin Poirier and more.
Yessss!!! The mma drought is over 😭😭
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) April 6, 2020
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) April 6, 2020
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) April 6, 2020
AMAZING FIGHT FOR FIGHT FANS! …. THOUGHTS? https://t.co/nJ0YfWKADk
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) April 6, 2020
Me and conor at 170 then?
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) April 6, 2020
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) April 6, 2020
Oooooooh! See ya live from somewhere April 18! https://t.co/jVXeiKUoIp
— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) April 6, 2020
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) April 6, 2020
Sad it isn’t Khabib vs Tony but happy we get some fighting still https://t.co/felcjOkPsu
— Ethereum is on fire (@Benaskren) April 6, 2020
so we all gonna ignore the fact Khabob ran away from the fight 🙄
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) April 6, 2020
If Tony Ferguson defeats Justin Gaethje, he'll become the first fighter in UFC history to win an interim Championship twice.
— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) April 6, 2020
— Randy Costa (@RandyCosta135) April 6, 2020
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) April 6, 2020