Dana White provides huge location update for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight as coronavirus plays havoc

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UFC President Dana White (R) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

UFC president Dana White confirmed that two locations will not be hosting Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 249

The coronavirus travel ban has made things difficult for the UFC to host events, especially the location for the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight.

Khabib vs Ferguson is the main fight for UFC 249. However, Dana White is now looking for a new location to host this epic battle.

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Dana White interviews Amanda Nunes after a UFC fight (Getty)

White claimed that all UFC fights will go ahead, minus the fans, but venues could be shifted a few days back.

The UFC president provided an update on the location of the Khabib vs Ferguson fight. White added that two locations would not host the big match while the final venue could be shared by tomorrow:

There has been a lot of uncertainty regarding sporting events due to the coronavirus. Khabib vs Ferguson has been called off four times in the past. However, White seems adamant to ensure the fight takes place.

UFC London in the doldrums

The travel ban across the world has also affected next week’s UFC London card.

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Dana White (R) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov during a press conference for UFC 229  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Ariel Helwani posted another update from White where the UFC president added that London would not host the event.

White is also looking to add new fights to the card and possibly cut a few. The UFC president has been adamant on continuing the promotion despite most of their rivals taking a break.

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Tony Ferguson faces Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249 (Image credit: Getty)

Most top sports leagues have also suspended their operations for a while as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.

Helwani was also questioning the tactics of White, and it will be interesting to see how things develop.

UFC Brasilia went off without any fans in the stadium, and that is most likely to happen for all future events.

Khabib vs Ferguson is an incredible fight but it won’t be the same without the crowd cheering them on.

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