UFC-249 Dana White originally called “curse” as the main bout of the tournament – the fifth attempt to bring in the Octagon Nurmagomedova Habib and Tony Ferguson. Due to the high level of interest in the fight Dana took up the organization. All it turned out so that now the White calls the event the most difficult of his career.
Dana White about the fight and Habib Ferguson: Nurmagomedov not guilty
The main sporting event of this spring, and almost the only one that did not cancel because of the coronavirus, still take place: Dana White told fans the latest news from the preparation to the UFC-249. Venue is already selected as the opponent for Tony Ferguson.
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The fight is signed and is 100% ON LIVE on ESPN somewhere on EARTH !!!! ???? @tonyfergusonxt vs @justin_gaethje is LIVE on @ espn + PPV April 18th for the interim lightweight belt!
Publication by Dana White (@danawhite)
2020 Apr 6 at 12:24 PDT
The tournament will be held as scheduled on April 18. Main event will be the meeting Justin Getzhi and Tony Ferguson, although he was initially contracted with Habib Nurmagomedova. In a separate article we talked about the last post Habib, in which he officially announced the cancellation of the fight against Tony.
THE WHOLE CARD ????
See you on ESPN + PPV. # UFC249 pic.twitter.com/J8jPBENMrs
– UFC (@ufc) April 7, 2020
But the reason for the refusal of the Dagestani tournament is not in his reluctance. According to Dana White, Habib was in the heart of the action, where the conditions were changed daily. Therefore, the refusal to participate in the tournament – not a fighter of wine, as prepared for something like this is virtually impossible.
What a perfect day in Vegas !!! pic.twitter.com/Df6ZxwlmfP
– danawhite (@danawhite) April 4, 2020
In a special article we wrote about another potential rival for Tony Ferguson, which Dana White said no.
As for the location of battle, it is the most interesting in an interview with White to TMZ. The fact is that in order to collect the fighters on the UFC-249 Dana White took a private island. This was necessary in order to avoid problems with quarantine regulations that apply in most countries. And to protect themselves from the fact that at some point, the borders are closed.
According to the president of the UFC, at the moment he is in a couple of days from the final agreement. “Battle Island” will be filmed for a few months, there’s Dana White plans to hold tournaments every week. Place already equips the necessary infrastructure, and a few days on location is everything you need for the tournament.
I was worried about this fight too … but I will get this done # UFC249 @TeamKhabib @TonyFergusonXT pic.twitter.com/JnDOdvrMlr
– danawhite (@danawhite) March 24, 2020
It is important to note that fans will not be able to get to the tournament, but on the web will be available to broadcast. White pointed out that all the staff, referees and participants will be thoroughly tested several times to make sure that everyone is healthy.
Dana pointed out that in terms of organization, this event has become the most difficult of his career. In addition, one of the main objectives of UFC-249 failed – to realize a fight between Tony and Habib.
Earlier, we wrote about the dissatisfaction Abdulmanap Nurmagomedova caused by an April Fool’s joke about visiting Habib New York.
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