UFC London Fighters To Be Compensated Following Event Postponement
When fight events get cancelled as a result of the coronavirus, fans are notified that they will receive a full refund. What about the athletes meant to compete on the cards? Those were the questions surrounding the boxing world as well as the UFC.
Recently, fighters that were meant to face off on the UFC London card from March 21 told MMA Fighting that they will be getting a reimbursement for their preparation for the card. Fighters like Marvin Vettori and Molly McCann took to social media to thank the UFC. In McCann’s case earlier this week, she also thanked BT Sport for showcasing a plethora of UFC fights to watch while self-isolating.
Thank to the @ufc for taking care of me for the London card situation, I’ve been all in from day 1 in this and it’s good to see that even in hard times like these the work im doing is being recognized.
Always ready always working 💯
Thank you @ufc @danawhite @Mickmaynard2
— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) April 1, 2020
Can I just say, thank you @btsportufc for giving us what we need on a lock down, UFC EVERY DAY 😍😍😍😍💙💙💙💙 if I can’t train it, I’ll watch it and learn all day every day x
— Molly McCann (@MeatballMolly) March 29, 2020
It is unknown if that includes a piece of the purse they were meant to receive.
After attempting to fill the card following travel issues and the coronavirus, the UFC postponed UFC London, UFC Columbus on March 28 and UFC Portland on April 11. That was on March 16. The proposed main event was a welterweight bout featuring Tyron Woodley v. Leon Edwards.
Several fighters were able to have their bouts, thanks in part to Cage Warriors 113 still taking place. The situation is still ongoing, as several fighters are waiting to hear back in regards to pay.
“I think what’s going on is, this is a huge situation and they had to cancel more cards,” said Nicolas Dalby, who was meant to fight in the co-main event of the card. “They’re trying to take a big picture look at how they’re going to do things. I don’t know if there is insurance in place and they have to take account for that. It seems like they’re taking their time and they’re doing that because they want to able to make a proper decision and not a rash, spur-of-the-moment decision.”