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PFL postpones Entire 2020 Season – Plans for 2021 return

The promotion announced in a press release today that the promotion was postponing it’s entire 2020 season due to concerns over COVOD-19. The promotion pushes their season back to 2021 in its entirety.

CEO, Peter Murray says, “In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Fighters League has rescheduled our upcoming 2020 season for Spring 2021.  PFL is a global MMA league with athletes from over 25 countries, and our decision is guided by the health and safety of our fighters, fans, partners, and event personnel.”

While the promotion is no longer scheduled for 2020, they will continue to innovate the sport with their trademark playoff format. Peter Murray continues to tout how new signings will only grow the promotion.

“The PFL mission is to evolve and grow the sport of MMA, and we look forward to staging our unique sport-season format with Regular Season, Playoff and Championship events on ESPN platforms next year. PFL has always been focused on delivering the best made-for-TV MMA product and we will continue to deliver the most innovative fight experience going forward. Fans can also look forward to PFL elevating our roster with new championship caliber fighter signings such as Rory MacDonald.”

Canceling PFL 2020 Season

Fortunately, the promotion isn’t leaving their fighters hanging with lack of fights for an entire year. They will compensate the athletes to help them in this crazy time.

“For the remainder of 2020, the PFL will support our fighters with a monthly cash stipend to help provide some relief during these challenging times. In addition, for sports fans who we know are looking for compelling content, the PFL will deliver new original programming across ESPN and PFL platforms.”

Murray finishes up with words of encouragement for the world.

“PFL will continue to be an innovator in the world of sports. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus.”

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