The third season of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) was set to kick off this May, but that won’t be happening anymore.
A decision has been made by PFL officials to put season three on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. There has been no word yet from PFL officials as to when they expect the third season to formally begin.
PFL CEO Peter Murray issued the following statement on the matter (via MMA Junkie):
“The Professional Fighters League is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 global crisis closely and assessing its impact on the PFL 2020 Season.
“The health and safety of our fighters, fans, partners, and league personnel remain our top priority.
“In light of this unprecedented pandemic, we are adjusting our plan for the rest of this year and look forward to starting our next season as soon as it is feasible. We are committed to continuing to evolve and grow the sport of MMA.”
Season three of the PFL is expected to be one of the biggest for the promotion, with Rory MacDonald, Justin Willis, Jordan Young, Emiliano Sordi (Season 2 Light Heavyweight Champion), Ray Cooper III (Season 2 Welterweight Champion), Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Marcin Held, Natan Schulte (Season 2 Lightweight Champion), Bubba Jenkins, Lance Palmer (Season 1 & 2 Featherweight Champion), Brendan Loughnane, Cindy Dandois, Kayla Harrison (Season 2 Women’s Lightweight Champion) and more looking to win $1 million in their respective weight classes.