MMA Fighters React To UFC 249 Getting Postponed

After weeks of attempting to keep it all together, UFC 249 is officially postponed. The company announced that several events have also been taken off of the calendar in the wake of the coronavirus.

It was a long journey to get to this point. The UFC had to work around UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov backing out of the event to quarantine. His fight with Tony Ferguson was postponed again, forcing Justin Gaethje to take his spot. UFC President Dana White stated that the event would take place in an undisclosed location (Tachi Palace, a Native American casino in Lemoore, California). U.S. Senator of California Diane Feinstein was one of several entities that sent out a notice condemning the idea of the event. Eventually, ESPN and Disney came in and made a decision.

Several fighters were scheduled at the last minute for the event. New fights were also being planned for future card. Fighters took to social media to share their thoughts and reactions to the recent news. You can check them out below:

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