- The UFC still plans to put on UFC 249 next month.
- Dana White claims he has a location for the event.
- Donald Cerrone fighting at UFC 249 now looks like a possibility.
As of today, more than 700,000 individuals around the world, including more than 130,000 in the United States, have been confirmed positive with Covid-19. Every day, more countries set heavy regulations to limit the spread of this new coronavirus. Incredibly, the UFC claims it will still put on a major event next month. New reports claim that Donald Cerrone fighting at UFC 249 is becoming a possibility.
This event is supposed to be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Many believe it’s the most anticipated fight in UFC history. Today, we’re giving an update on this situation and discussing the chances of Donald Cerrone stepping in.
Let’s get into it!
Dana White Still Adamant that Khabib vs. Ferguson Will Take Place
The UFC has always done things its own ways. That’s one of the reasons why this sports promotion managed to find success in a time when mixed martial arts was shunned by most of the world. Despite the quick spread of the new coronavirus, officials within the UFC are determined to get things back up and running next month.
It’s the only sports company that seems willing to do so. Dana White claims that it’s time to get back to normal. Hiding in your house to avoid Covid-19 can only take place for so long, he argues.
“Whether you’re a coronavirus expert or not, it’s like hiding from cancer. You can’t hide from this thing. If you are a high-risk person, this thing’s going to get you,” White said.
Obviously, Dana is not a virologist and should not be advising the public on this situation. He is a businessman, though, and wants to get his company running again as soon as possible. The president claims that he has a location chosen for UFC 249 but is refusing to tell the media.
There are many questions surrounding this upcoming event. Many believe that it will be impossible to put on next month due to the new travel restrictions around the world. One of the UFC’s most popular fighters now claims that he’s willing to step into the cage at UFC 249.
Will We See Cerrone Fighting At UFC 249 In April?
As we’ve already mentioned, the main event of UFC 249 is supposed to take place between Khabib and Ferguson. These two men are two of the very best lightweight fighters on the planet. They’ve been booked to fight each other four separate times yet something has always prevented them from competing.
In what seems like something out of a movie, it now looks as if a novel coronavirus spreading around the world will force this fight to be canceled for the fifth time. The UFC disagrees and still plans to put the show on next month. Donald Cerrone, one of the UFC’s most active fighters, claims he’d be willing to step into the event next month.
Cerrone confirmed this on his Instagram page. “155/170 I’ll be waiting on the Call!”
Donald is no stranger to stepping into big fights at the last minute. He’s known for his “anytime, anywhere” persona and would gladly compete in a big fight next month. Officials within the UFC have yet to comment on Cerrone fighting at UFC 249.
For now, fans and journalists are still being told that Khabib and Ferguson are fighting next month. Dana White admits that it’s been difficult getting this fight together, though. New regulations are being set in place every single day.
We’ll need to wait and see if Donald gets the call to compete next month!
You Can Still Bet On Khabib vs. Ferguson!
Fans have always wanted to see Khabib and Tony Ferguson fight each other. They have the perfect clash of styles and no one can really say how a fight between these men would take place. For a time, it looked like these men were finally going to compete.
Unfortunately, this fight is looking less and less likely every single day. Fans are beginning to lose hope that these men will be able to step into the cage against one another. There are now heavy travel restrictions set in place for both Russia and the United States.
BetOnline, one of the very best online sportsbooks in the US, is still offering odds on this bout.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is perhaps the most dominant fighter in the world. He’s unique in that his opponents know exactly what he will do, yet cannot stop it. At 28-0, he’ll enter as the favorite in almost any fight. In this case, he comes in as the -305 betting favorite against Tony Ferguson.
It’s hard to pinpoint any fighter with the work ethic of Tony Ferguson. He’s looked unbeatable over the years and seems destined to become an undisputed champion at some point. Tony is still coming in as the +255 underdog in this one, though.
Dana White claims that the fight is still taking place next month. Perhaps soon, we’ll get an update on Cerrone fighting at UFC 249, as well.
Do you think this fight will take place? If so, who do you think wins? Let us know in the comments section below.