The New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) issued a statement yesterday confirming that next month's UFC 249 card won’t be taking place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. That announcement wasn’t much of a shocker, as UFC President Dana White had previously revealed that the show probably won’t be taking place at all in the United States due to the restrictions placed on the country due to the coronavirus, with the governor of New York banning mass gatherings in the state.
A statement has now been issued by the UFC, confirming the NYSAC’s ruling while also maintaining that UFC 249 will go on as planned:
UFC STATEMENT ON UFC 249
UFC is planning to move forward with UFC 249: KHABIB VS. FERGUSON in April.
The event will not take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn as previously announced. The decision was made in accordance with guidance issued by the New York State Athletic Commission, as well as in accordance with restrictions by New York State limiting large public gatherings. Additional details, including location and venue, will be announced when confirmed. Barclays Center ticket holders may seek a full refund at the point of purchase. Internet and phone orders will be automatically cancelled and refunded. UFC looks forward to returning to Brooklyn at the earliest opportunity.