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The Professional Fighters League (PFL) have decided to postpone their entire 2020 season and delay all fights until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organisation broke the news on their official social media platforms confirming that the season will be delayed until Spring 2021. PFL CEO Peter Murray also said the decision was made to keep the safety of all stakeholders involved.
Furthermore, Murray’s announcement confirmed that the PFL will be paying a monthly stipend to fighters for the remainder of 2020 to help the fighters through the challenging times of not being able to earn money.
In the meantime, PFL plans to launch new original programme across EPSN and PFL broadcasting channels.
“In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Fighters League has rescheduled our upcoming 2020 season for Spring 2021. PFL is a global MMA league with athletes from over 25 countries, and our decision is guided by the health and safety of our fighters, fans, partners, and event personnel.
The PFL mission is to evolve and grow the sport of MMA, and we look forward to staging our unique sport-season format with Regular Season, Playoff and Championship events on ESPN platforms next year. PFL has always been focused on delivering the best made-for-TV MMA product and we will continue to deliver the most innovative fight experience going forward. Fans can also look forward to PFL elevating our roster with new championship caliber fighter signings such as Rory MacDonald.
For the remainder of 2020, the PFL will support our fighters with a monthly cash stipend to help provide some relief during these challenging times. In addition, for sports fans who we know are looking for compelling content, the PFL will deliver new original programming across ESPN and PFL platforms.
PFL will continue to be an innovator in the world of sports.
Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus.”