Forum Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Mixed Martial Arts Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2020, 10:39 PM #1
OctoberRed OctoberRed is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Posts: 11,932
Quoted: 4404 Post(s)
Rep Power: 85
OctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond reputeOctoberRed has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 104,212.76
Bank: 1,774.59
Total Points: 105,987.35
Long Overdue. For your contribution to NSB. - 1hourRun I concur - jazluvr 
Default Report: UFC 249 takes place at Tachi Palace Resort Casino 49

The secret location of UFC 249 is no longer a secret, according to the New York Times.

A report on Tuesday named Tachi Palace Resort Casino as the April 18 pay-per-view event’s host, bolstering a recent tweet from MMA industry veteran Jeff Sherwood that said the Northern California venue will host four events.

UFC officials did not return multiple requests for comment. Several sources MMA Fighting spoke to indicated it was their understanding that the Northern California casino – located in Lemoore, Calif., on tribal land that’s not overseen by the state’s athletic commission – would be the venue for UFC 249, though nothing official had been confirmed. Calls on Tuesday to the casino, which closed this past month due to the coronavirus pandemic, weren’t immediately returned.

As of Monday, White was keeping the event’s location under wraps as a hedge against those who might try to derail it. Multiple MMA media outlets, industry vets and observers have criticized the promotion’s decision to hold events during the pandemic. White has vowed to extensively test fighters and event staff, though he hasn’t disclosed the type of testing or other safety measures he plans to put in place as fighters travel to and from the event.

UFC 249 originally was scheduled for Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., before restrictions on mass gatherings forced the promotion to look for a new venue.

Tachi Palace Resort Casino was once a hotbed of regional MMA. The casino rose to prominence as the host of World Extreme Cagefighting before the promotion was purchased by UFC parent Zuffa. The casino then hosted Palace Fighting Championship before regional standout Tachi Palace Fights took residence and held more than 30 events before folding up its tent; the casino often hosted outdoor shows with folding chairs. A revolving door of California-based talent fought their way up before moving to the UFC.

In a prepared statement, the California Department of Consumer Affairs, which oversees the CSAC, issued a statement advocating against holding UFC 249 on tribal land.

“The commission echoes the guidance of California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Department of Public Health, local health officials, and the recommendations of the Association of Ringside Physicians regarding the cancellation of events where people may be at risk of contracting Covid-19 and encourages the industry to do the same,” read the statement. “The commission will not participate in the U.F.C. event on April 18, regardless of the event location.”

As previously reported, the ARP released a revised recommendation calling for the indefinite postponement of all combat sports events during the pandemic. The ARP president said the recommendation was not driven by the UFC’s decision to resume its schedule on April 18.

White has said the undisclosed location will host weekly events for two months. He’s also vowed to secure a private island in an unknown destination for events featuring international fighters who are unable to travel stateside.

UFC 249 is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. The promotion released a new 12-bout card on Monday.
OctoberRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2020, 09:32 AM #2
//// //// is offline
////
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 16,707
Quoted: 7468 Post(s)
Rep Power: 64
//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute//// has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 104,130.31
Bank: 1,783.46
Total Points: 105,913.77
For your 80's faggotry - TyphoonFloyd 80's, because you being a faggot isn't homo enough - TyphoonFloyd I'm sure you have one of these in your 80's mobile - TyphoonFloyd Master at using this - TyphoonFloyd TotalStud lol... cunt - TyphoonFloyd 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - Freedom. ISIS :) - Omowale Tribe ISIS needs da luv too - Omowale Tribe no deodorant gift, isis can use sum :) - Omowale Tribe No Message - Y0@NN 
Here's a burger for a good poster! - S.O.G Ward for exposing libs - BKM- Trump wins - Freedom. Trump Bless - Ruthless One Enjoy this tasty apple for being a solid poster - JimRaynor 
you know what to do with it 8itch - Mr McDowell No Message - Snoop Frog Love that sig, man! - anthonydavid11 Love your posts - 1bad65 Excellent post... - Tony Trick-Pony 
Default

I thought they were holding it on an island?
//// is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.