Graham Boylan Says Cage Warriors Won’t Run Events Until Restrictions Are Lifted

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Cage Warriors 113 was the last event run by the promotion, which was done in an empty arena setting.

Graham Boylan recently sent out a tweet saying that the promotion will run events again when he pushes the button as the time becomes right, but Boylan now says that the company won’t run shows until the coronavirus restrictions in the UK are lifted.

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“I think when we put that out there, it was taken a little bit out of context,” Boylan said on the Eurobash podcast (via Peter Carroll of MMA Fighting). “I think the words were, ‘when the time is right,’ in that message. We do have a location - I have two locations that I could use and they will be used when the time is right. What happens on social media these days is, it’s taken out of context; it’s read wrong, it’s not read in full. We have two locations, they will be used when the time is right. The time being right is when restrictions are lifted. People can actually work right now. If you cannot work from home, you can go to work. Fighters can’t work from home, can they? What are we going to do, send a fighter to another fighters house to say, ‘I’m going to fight you later?’ and then we’ll send a cameraman to film it? Fighters have to go somewhere to work. I know it’s not a key job, but it’s their work. At the end of the day, when restriction are lifted and people can move around, we’ll put shows on when the fighters are ready.”

The United Kingdom is currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus and it is unknown at this time when the lockdown will end.

Boylan doesn’t know exactly when Cage Warriors will return, but the fighters are ready to compete according to Boylan. 

“The fighters have to be ready for these shows to go on. With gyms closed and fighters not able to mix with other fighters to get their sparring in...it’s going to take a bit of time. So, when the time is right, we will pull the trigger,” says Boylan. 

WorldOMeters reports that 114,217 people have been affected by the coronavirus in the UK, while another 15,464 have passed away due to the virus. 

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