We've lost it again folks.
On April 5th, Dana White and the UFC formally announced that Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov would not be able to compete as scheduled against Tony Ferguson in the main event for UFC 249. With rumours circulating regarding who, if anyone would step in, the dust cleared and Justin Gaethje (21-2) is the man set to step in and take on #1 Contender Tony Ferguson (25-3) in the main event. Though the sting of losing Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov for the 5th scheduled time is still fresh, the one fight that can cool that burn is one that is a guaranteed FOTY candidate with violence written all over it.
May 9th, 2020, the moment every MMA and UFC fan has been longing for; the ever-elusive UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida which will be held behind “closed doors”. This means the wait to see if we witness a fight on “Fight Island” is still on, but one would imagine no one really cares about that detail if they’ve seen the whole fight card.