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 On Monday, the UFC boss confirmed to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports that he has determined where the contest will be held, however, outside of confirming it would be a closed-door event, played coy.

“I do (know where it is),” White said on Instagram Live. “But I’m not ready to tell you yet. I know lots of things. … There’s not going to be any fans there. It’s going to be a closed event.”

 

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/03/dana-white-says-he-has-location-for-ufc-249-confirms-closed-door-event

I still say this isn't happening. 

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Batshit caused all of this. 

If it isn’t called Fyte festival and descends into GAD offering a blowie for a bottle of water it’ll be a missed opportunity. 

Well, that was quality. I had reservations going in and thought the lack of crowd would harm the show but it didnt really make much difference (seeing some of those god awful wrestling shows must have

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On 3/20/2020 at 5:43 PM, wandshogun09 said:

Yeah that type of talk is shite. I’ve always said the ‘Michael Johnson rocked Khabib’ thing was a load of bollocks. That got way more attention than it warranted and I think that was mostly because of Rogan’s overreaction to it.

And the round Khabib lost against McGregor wasn’t exactly something to worry about if you’re a Khabib fan. I thought that looked more like him taking his foot off the gas after dishing out a thrashing to Conor the previous round. He was never once in trouble in that round. 

It's definitely mostly Rogan this Khabib having some sort of rubbish chin/stand up talk. No better example than the Raging Al fight, where the fight was essentially Khabib boxing the face off Al, only for Rogan to shout "OOOWWWW" when Al eventually landed a single blow that Khabib ate. He's so invested in that narrative he finds it nearly impossible to call a Khabib fight outside that story in his head.

This fight, though. If the current situation around the world wasn't so dire, you'd find a lot more humour in the fact this pandemic happened in the build up to the contest. It's truly cursed.

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It's weird, and maybe this is Dana's past antics coming back to bite him on the arse, but there's a distinct feeling I get from MMA journalists that they actually don't want Dana to be successful in making this event happen.

The payoff of being able to say "Hah! See!?! You couldn't do it, you bald prick!!" is worth more than being given an event to cover, thus keeping them in work.

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This pretty much sums it up for me;

Except my wife almost certainly won’t console me as warmly as that. More like ‘It’s off? Oh good. You can finally put the bathroom floor down that day then.’ 

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