UFC postpones next three events after virus clampdown

first_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art “But every day, there are new restrictions put in place on travel and large public gatherings that are making it impossible to stay on schedule.” Read Also: IOC set for crisis talks as fears grow for Tokyo Olympics The UFC has also been prevented from holding events in its Las Vegas home because of a ban on combat sports by Nevada state officials which runs until at least March 25. “I’ve been in the fight game for 20 years, and this is what we do – we find a way to keep our events going no matter what,” White said. “But this is different. The whole world is being affected right now, and nothing is more important than the health and safety of you and your families.” The UFC is also closing all offices with immediate effect and asking employees to work from home. Loading… The Ultimate Fighting Championship said Monday it is postponing its next three events with officials unable to find venues to stage bouts amid global restrictions being put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC is postponing three upcoming fight cards after restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus UFC president Dana White, who had previously defended the circuit’s decision to press ahead with a card in Brazil on Saturday, confirmed the news in a message to employees later posted on Twitter. The decision affects fight cards in London on March 21, Columbus on March 28 and Portland on April 11. The move comes as authorities around the world impose restrictions of gatherings of large numbers of people. “We did everything we could to relocate our next three events, London, Columbus, and Portland,” White told employees in his email.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more