LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UFC has postponed its next three scheduled events through April 11.
The mixed martial arts promotion has finally given up on President Dana White's determination to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
White insists he will hold UFC 249 on April 18, although he doesn't have a venue for it. Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson in the promotion's biggest pay-per-view show of the spring.
The UFC finally joined nearly every other major worldwide sports organization in postponing its events only after White heard about the White House's recommendation to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.