UFC to Buy an Island to Keep Putting on Events
The UFC has been pretty adamant about continuing on with UFC 249. Here is what it was originally scheduled for:
- Date: April 18th, 2020
- Venue: Barclay's Center (Brooklyn, NY)
- Main Event: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson for the UFC Lightweight Title
Well, the date is still the same, but the UFC has had to make some moves to get this fight going during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Khabib backed out, and he wasn't too happy about the UFC going forward with the event.
So they've replace Khabib wth Justin Gaethje and they're making the main event for a now interim Lightweight belt. But what about the location? Well, the UFC is apparently BUYING AN ISLAND!
Yup, you read that right. Dana White is working on securing an island for the fight, and with their own planes, the UFC will be transporting the fighters to the island and taking control of the entire situation. THIS is a baller move.