the head of the UFC Dana white announced that the reason for the cancellation was a phone call from the highest level. UFC 249, which was supposed to be fighting Tony Ferguson and Justin Gati, demanded to cancel the Governor of California Gavin Newsom.
According to the New York Times, the Governor appealed to the leadership of the Disney company (which owns ESPN) and demanded to cancel the planned championship. UFC 249 was to be held in the casino one of the Indian reservations upstate.
we Recall the main match of the tournament was to be the fight of the Russian Habib Nurmagomedov, and the American athlete Tony Ferguson. However, due to the pandemic coronavirus Nurmagomedov lost his ability to fly to the United States. Duel fighters broke for the fifth time.