One promotion has already booked fight cards in Florida and now another is looking to be in the same boat. Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC) officials have announced the promotion will hold Titan FC 60, in their home state of Florida, on Friday, May 29.
The card, which is still under development, will be held at a yet undisclosed location with no fans in attendance.
This comes after the originally scheduled April 24 fight card was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Titan FC hopes to return May 29
Titan FC COO Lex McMahon, a lifelong advocate for the sport of professional mixed martial arts, is eager to produce a fight card for the fans, but he wants to do so under the right conditions.
“The global pandemic and resultant economic devastation brought about by the Coronavirus has brought the world and specifically sports to a standstill,” said McMahon. “However, as governmental lockdown restrictions begin to ease and with sports being deemed an essential business by Governor DeSantis, Titan FC is preparing to promote our first event since the outbreak of the pandemic. We understand that we have a responsibility to both provide entertainment to the world but bear a greater responsibility to ensure the safety of our athletes and those who work our events. In preparation for our return to promoting live MMA events on May 29th, I have consulted with Governor DeSantis’ office, the offices of Senator Rubio and Senator Scott and the Florida Boxing Commission. Titan FC has crafted and will implement a safety plan that will limit the number of people at each event, will test in various manners the athletes that will compete and the team that will promote and work the event, facilitate appropriate social distancing, and ensure a sanitized environment. We look forward to putting on great fights in conjunction with our broadcast partner UFC Fight Pass for fight fans around the globe.”
Jared Moskowitz, Director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, issued a memorandum on April 9, making several additions to what Governor Ron DeSantis deemed essential services. Among them, sporting events will be allowed to pick up where they left off if proper protocols are put into place.
“Employees at a professional sports and media production with a national audience — including any athletes, entertainers, production team, executive team, media team and any others necessary to facilitate including services supporting such production — only if the location is closed to the general public.”
Bouts for the card, which broadcasts on UFC Fight Pass will be announced shortly.