UFC 249 was scheduled for next Saturday in California and has now been postponed.

The UFC president, Dana White, has announced the postponement of UFC 249 that was supposed to happen on April 18th. The event was going to be held at a tribal casino in California that is not under the jurisdiction of the state's stay-at-home order.

After receiving a call from the top brass at ESPN and Disney, Dana White was told to "stand down" on this event. Unfortunately for fans looking for any type of sport right now, that is exactly what he is going to do. In the video above, White seems very passionate about his staff, fighters, and also getting back to action as soon as possible.

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The fight card featured a fight between Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title. Other fights on the bill included Jessica Andrade against Rose Namajunas for the women's strawweight championship and Greg Hardy against Yorgan De Castro for the heavyweight championship.

Source: ESPN MMA