Fans and the media have been glued to social media to find out what would happen with UFC events due to the Coronavirus. Well, UFC President Dana White announced on Thursday that all events would go on as planned.
There will be some changes to venues in some cases, however, no cards will be cancelled at this point.
Dana White gives fans update on Coronavirus situation
“We’ve been closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus and its potential impact on the health and safety of UFC athletes, staff and fans around the world,” White stated in a video on the official UFC YouTube page. “We’re moving forward with all our UFC live events. But we are going to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances. Some of the events will be moved from their original host city to the UFC Apex here in Las Vegas and unfortunately, fans may not be able to attend the event.”
White made it clear that he was not happy about this, but for the safety of everyone involved, it had to be done.
“You know I hate this, but the decision has been made in the best interest of everyone involved with our events including fans, athletes, staff and media partners,” White explained. “The events are still going to be broadcast live on ESPN the network and on ESPN+ here in the United States and on media partners around the world including Combate in Brazil and UFC Fight Pass. So you can watch the fights wherever you are on your TV, laptop, cell phone, anywhere you know the drill.”
If you were planning on attending an event and had bought tickets, fear not, you will be refunded.
“And fans who had tickets to the event can get a full refund at the point of purchase. This is a very tough situation that is constantly evolving, so we will keep you updated as best we can, we greatly appreciate your understanding and your continued support. Thank you guys very much.”
As Queen said, “The show must go on.”