The biggest fight in UFC history will plow ahead consistent with boss Dana White despite public restrictions seeing it move out of a sold-out Barclays Center. The bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been overvalued because the most highly-anticipated in history but coronavirus threats have led to speculation over whether the event will plow ahead.
White assures it’ll, albeit it now will got to move to an alternate venue.
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He is so confident that he’s willing to bet against the typical punter that he will pull it off.
“Listen, if you’re a lover, a media member, whatever you would possibly be, does one want to bet against me?” White told TSN.
“At some point you stop doubting me I’d imagine but maybe not. We’ll see.”
What is certain though is that the event won’t happen at Barclays Center, with White watching other options for UFC 249
“They’ll be fighting, but not in ny,” White told The ny Post.
“I will catch on found out. i really like the town of latest York and that i want to return back as soon as possible. But life goes to possess to urge back to normal.”
The UFC is reportedly considering the UFC Apex Facility as a venue for the fight given it already has built-in production facilities that would be wont to broadcast it.
“I have my very own arena,” White told TSN.
“I have my very own production. I even have everything. I even have everything you would like to place on events. So there isn’t much that I can’t achieve.”
ESPN reporter Marc Raimondi quizzed White on the potential cancellation of the bout last week and was met by a chorus of boos, with many not eager to believe it.
The match-up has already been canned fourfold before.
But the maximum amount as White can confidently proclaim it’ll plow ahead, he didn’t help his cause every week ago when he posted a meme onto his Instagram story showing his concern about the event being scrapped.