Gotta imagine Dana knows something we don’t bc I’d think just the travel aspect alone for the fighters would be a nightmare, let alone being able to safely get clearance to pack a venue for a fight like that which would be huge business. They will still get the PPV buys but not sure they want to lose out on all the fans attending the fight?I heard it is still likely on? Then again, with all the craziness in the world, who Fing knows
Yeah see that now. I wonder where it'll be?They’ve been reporting on espn that it’s happening and venue is 99.9% set
That makes sense. You mentioned on your other post the UFC would miss out on revenue if fans couldn't attend. But I think Dana would still do it without fans as he knows he'll have the whole world watching as nothing is going on now. PPV buys will be up and at minimum, the sport will shine that day.It’s gotta be Dubai I’d think
PPv numbers may be high for Ufc 249 or lower.You could be right. The fight would draw big Ppv numbers especially with it the only thing going right now and a fight fans have been wanting for years, question is does Dana think those numbers are big enough even without fans in the arena
Good points. I didn’t think of that.PPv numbers may be high for Ufc 249 or lower.
No bars will be showing the fight.
Ppl who get together and order Ufc will not be able to gather in groups. So are ppl still going to order the pay per view alone?
ppl cannot share the cost. So I’m unsure how great numbers Ufc will do.
Dana will call him: when are you ready to fight?Well, Jon Jones UFC career could likely be over. While he’s made significant changes in his life following all his legal issues it just goes to show you how important structure is to these guys. You remove the structure and order from their life, as has been done via covid-19, and it’s too easy for them to fall back into bad habits. Not saying it wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t dealing with lockdowns, but it certainly didn’t help.
I don't know man. Jones is a grown man and he can't be fucking up like this. Reports of firing a gun while drunk/high. What a dipshit he is. What if he accidentally shot somebody cause he wasn't thinking straight. Covid-19 or not he's just an idiot who's fucked up time and time again. Married with 3 kids, what the hell is he doing at 1am all fucked up?Well, Jon Jones UFC career could likely be over. While he’s made significant changes in his life following all his legal issues it just goes to show you how important structure is to these guys. You remove the structure and order from their life, as has been done via covid-19, and it’s too easy for them to fall back into bad habits. Not saying it wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t dealing with lockdowns, but it certainly didn’t help.
Why did Kgabib fly to Russia?Big shocker. Tony vs khabib not happening. They should just scrap all plans to ever book this fight. This is the 5th time is been scheduled and cancelled. Khabib can’t leave Russia bc of their travel restrictions, and then shortly after fight date he starts Rammadan so he’s not fighting anytime soon. Not sure why Dana couldn’t have revealed the location earlier so khabib and Tony could make arrangements. Ufc has offered Tony a fight with Gaethje (sure I spelled that wrong). I wouldn’t take it if I were him. Lot more risk than reward. Only 3 weeks to prepare for a top guy, totally different style than khabib, and if he loses his title shot is out the window. I’d sit and wait if I’m him. It’s on the ufc to book his title fight not on him to have to go earn it again.
He was willing to stay in the US and Dana told him no chance the fight was happening in the states and told him to go back home so he did. Then Putin put a travel restriction in place. Surely they should be able to work some kind of underhanded deal to let Khabib out of the country, or Tony in. So dumb. Now Dana is gonna look like an idiot scrambling to try and get this card together on short notice, saying it can still happen in the US, which I don’t see how, and while a handful of top guys have offered their services to fight (woodley, Colby, masvidal, Porier, usman) it’s a big ask for these guys to take on a huge fight that quicklyWhy did Kgabib fly to Russia?
Easy way to avoid Tony again?
They give him house arrest while the country is in quarantine LOL. That'll teach him!
I would love to see Tony/Conor but apparently it's not yet set in stoneConor McGregor has come to the rescue! The past few hours have been the most disheartening for MMA fans. One of the most anticipated bouts between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled…www.essentiallysports.com
Agree, once these top draws go their fan base is gonna decline. Their most dominant fighters will be Usman, Cejudo, Nunes, and Schvchenko. Not exactly big draw fighters.I think the Ufc should move away from Tony Khabib and not schedule it again.
Khabib just has too many delays. Ramadan suspensions etc. Tony Shoujd have fought and destroyed max and fought Khabib in Abu Dhabi instead of Poirier who is a high school level wrestler at best.
Ufc I think is in big trouble here after Mcgregor retires. Khabib Jones will retire soon and there will be no more stars in the ufc?
Who is there to bring in the casuals?
Nobody marketable. I’m not buying Adesanya.
Mma has its glory years with Brock Gsp Rhonda and McGregor. After those guys there are no stars and not much future in mma.
I think this covid might finish off the ufc. These fighters will be forced to take other jobs soon if there are no cards to fight
Both sides are just posturing. Who knows what the truth is. Ufc is trying to make khabib look bad by saying they never told him to leave the US and he’s saying he was told to leave and go back home so each side blaming the other for why he can’t fight since he’s stuck in Russia. He can want the fight all he wants but first off we still don’t have a location, and second Putin’s pockets would have to be greased to make a travel time exception. It’s not happeningNow Khabib saying he'll fight... not holding my breath.