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Report: California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Disney to shut down UFC 249

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

In his relentless effort to keep fights going during the coronavirus pandemic, UFC president Dana White settled on tribal land in California as a location. What that meant was the promotion didn't have to worry about a statewide stay-at-home order from Gov. Gavin Newsom since the venue - Tachi Palace Casino Resort outside of Fresno - is exempt from such orders.
White, in essence, found a way around Newsom. Newsom, it appears, did not take that lightly - and found a way to counter White and the UFC.
On Thursday, White announced that UFC 249 and future scheduled events have been indefinitely...
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UFC 249 postponed: Dana White says ESPN, Disney asked him to 'not go'

UFC 249 postponed: Dana White says ESPN, Disney asked him to 'not go'

1 month ago   |   By Sporting News

The UFC president says he heard from the "highest levels" of the network and its parent company asking him to not go ahead with the April 18 pay-per-view card.
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