The biggest event in the UK MMA calendar has been officially called off due to the coronavirus.
After last weekend’s event in Brasilia playing out behind closed doors, there was some hope that the card would still take place at the O2 Arena.
Dana White told the media following Saturday’s event that they were working on relocating some of the fighters to Las Vegas so the event could take place at the UFC Apex.
It was later announced that Leon Edwards would not be able to make the trip due to the travel ban, though the UFC is still working to salvage some of the card.
Unfortunately for the majority of fighters competing on the card, they do not have US Visa’s and not enough time to get them due to the travel ban.
This means that their fights have been completely called off. I spoke to Mike Grundy who was scheduled to fight Makwan Amirkhani at the O2. Here’s what he had to say on his fight being cancelled.
“Ive had a frustraing 12 months not being able to get back in the cage so to get the opportunity to come back at London against a name like Makwan was brilliant. To lose all that money and time that I put into this camp just sets me back even further.”Mike Grundy – UFC featherweight
Cage Warriors is still going ahead on Friday night at the O2 Indigo though it may be forced behind closed doors if the government bans large gatherings of people.
Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan took to Twitter to tell people that he is working with the UFC in trying to rehome some of the fights scheduled for London on to the Cage Warriors card.
The UFC has managed to rebook two of the fights to happen this weekend in Vegas and they’re trying to salvage a late notice event.
I spoke to Nicolas Dalby earlier in the week who was scheduled to fight Danny Roberts in the co-main event. It was a fight all the fans were looking forward to but it looks like it will no longer happen.
Here is a link to our interview below:
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