CSAC Cancels All Combat Sports Events In California Through May

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A huge move has been made by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) in an attempt to battle the coronavirus, with that move being to cancel all combat sports events through the month of May. 

ESPN obtained the following statement from the CSAC, explaining their decision to cancel all combat sports events through next month:

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"The Commission didn't take this decision lightly and understands the potential economic loss to promoters and the industry of combative sports. We had to weigh the best interest of our fighters and the community around us."

While Bellator MMA has already postponed all of their events through May, one UFC card is going to be affected by the ban and that card is UFC Fight Night San Diego, which is scheduled to be headlined by former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier facing Dan Hooker.

There has been no statement yet from the UFC as to the status of UFC Fight Night San Diego.

If UFC Fight Night San Diego winds up getting canceled or postponed, it would be the fourth UFC card affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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