It’s not official yet, but we’re only 0.1% anyway from finding out where UFC 249 will take place.
The highly anticipated fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was originally scheduled for April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn N.Y., but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFC was forced to alter their plans.
For the past few weeks MMA fans around the world have been worrying that this fight would fall through for the fifth time, but now everyone can exhale. On Monday night, UFC President Dana White told ESPN that the promotion has a location “99.9%” confirmed.
“Trust me, Khabib has been telling me every day, ‘Send location,'” said White. “I have it. It’s 99.9%. On April 18, we are having this fight.”
In previous statements, White has said that UFC 249 would take place outside of the United States. He didn’t say where exactly the fight would take place, but he hopes to make the announce as soon.
White had one final announcement to make regarding UFC 249, saying that fans can except to see a full fight card.
“Full card,” White said. “We’re going to face some problems, I’m sure. There are always problems with every card we put on, and with this situation, you expect there will be more, but we will still find a way to promote these fights. We always f—ing do.”
Where will the UFC 249 location be?