Image source: Leon Edwards Instagram (@leon_edwardsmma)
UFC President Dana White has been persistent in ensuring that business continues as normal as possible for the UFC during the coronavirus pandemic.
The UFC were forced to postpone three events due to the coronavirus outbreak and are currently set to return with UFC 249, a PPV show headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for the UFC Lightweight Championship.
White joined Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole on an Instagram live chat and was asked about the UFC’s plans for Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards. The two top welterweights were set to square off in the main event at UFC London, but the bout was postponed.
Following the postponement Edwards called for the fight with Woodley to be rebooked but Woodley turned his attention towards Colby Covington, a fighter he has had beef with for a while now. However, it looks like Woodley may have to wait longer to get his shot at Covington as White has said all postponed bouts will be rebooked.
“Yes, all these fights are being rescheduled.
Once we get this Khabib fight on, we’re rolling. We’re back in business and we’re rolling. And like I told earlier, everybody that’s going to fight is going to fight because they want to, not because they have to.”
Not only does White seem adamant to ensure UFC 249 proceeds as planned but he seems determined to ensure that the UFC schedule returns to normal after that as well.