UFC 249, all future events postponed indefinitely
The octagons of the UFC will remain empty for the foreseeable future.  Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

UFC head Dana White had some high hopes for the sport even with the United States currently being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. That included the UFC hosting weekly events on a private island until the pandemic passes.

It was not meant to be. White announced on Thursday that UFC 249, scheduled for next week, has been completely canceled. All future UFC events will also be postponed indefinitely.

UFC 249 was slated to be held in a California Native American resort next week. Pure conjecture here, but California Governor Gavin Newsom’s stand on live sports likely played a role here.

White also noted that Disney/ESPN told him to stand down.

We’ll have much more on this story as it develops. For now, one of the only live sports going on right now will not continue as planned.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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