Florida: Justin Gaethje bagged the UFC interim light-weight title at UFC 249 after he produced a stellar present to beat Tony Ferguson behind closed doorways in Jacksonville right here.
“Thank God for not having the group,” Hardy was quoted as saying by BBC in his post-fight interview.
“Shout out to DC. I heard him inform me to test him, so I began making an attempt to test him. Recreation changer.”
The UFC needed to minimize a bout from its Jacksonville battle card after a fighter and two of his cornermen examined constructive for coronavirus, the blended martial arts (MMA) promotion steady had introduced.
Middleweight Jacare Souza was slated to battle USA’s Uriah Corridor at UFC 249. “UFC’s medical staff examined Souza and his two cornermen and located them to be at the moment asymptomatic, or not exhibiting the widespread signs of COVID-19,” stated the UFC.
UFC 49 was initially set to be held on April 18 on the Barclays Centre in New York that includes Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his UFC Light-weight Championship belt towards Tony Ferguson.
Nurmagomedov first needed to pull out on account of Russia’s journey restrictions because of the pandemic. Whereas he was changed by Justin Gaethje, the occasion itself finally needed to be cancelled and moved to Might 9 on the VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Florida.