UFC 249 was set to happen on April 18 in California, but due to the ongoing scenario, the UFC president said that the event has been postponed.
The event was supposed to be held in Tachi Palace Casino Resort which was supposed to hold the events for the next two months. White told ESPN that the decision to postpone the event was made after a call from Disney and ESPN.
Today, we got a call from the highest level you can go at Disney, and the highest level at ESPN … and the powers that be there asked me to stand down and not do this event on Saturday
UFC President Dana White spoke to Brett Okamoto about #UFC249 no longer taking place on April 18.
(via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/VRP5jL3k9J
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Only a few days ago Dana White confirmed that the UFC 249 event is a go and the fights will take place. But with the cancellation of the event UFC has joined other major events that suffered from COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dana White also briefed about how he is close to getting a private island for the fights in the future. The infrastructure is being built and all the international fights will take place there.
The fight was scheduled to be hosted on ESPN+ but with the cancellation yet another date has yet to be announced.