BREAKING: UFC Postpones Three Events Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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The UFC was the last domino to fall as far as sports around the country, but it finally happened.

According to MMA Junkie, the UFC has postponed three upcoming events due to the coronavirus pandemic. UFC president Dana White reportedly sent out a letter on Monday to inform everybody of the changes.

MMA Junkie later obtained a copy of White’s email:

“We did everything we could to relocate our next three events–London, Columbus, and Portland,” said White. “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. We can’t even hold an event in Vegas, our home town, because there’s a ban on all combat sports events in Nevada until at least March 25.

As you heard me say, 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. If fighters miss weight, if fighters get hurt, or if states won’t regulate us, we figure out a way. 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.”

UFC 29 on ESPN+ was set to take place Saturday, while UFC on ESPN 8 was scheduled for March 28 and UFC on ESPN+ 30 was slated for April 11.