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‘That sucks! Stay safe everyone!’ Fighters react as cursed UFC 249 is finally CALLED OFF | Travel Wire News

Cameroonian heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou, who was anticipated to just take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the showcased preliminary bout of the night time, tweeted his support, saying, “April 18th could possibly not be occurring but anything is okay, I’m personally joyful and proud of the dedication and motivation of the @ufc and @danawhite. Thank you for making an attempt so difficult #StayStrong #UFC249”

Previous UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg was also established for action on April 18 ahead of the function was ultimately pulled. He tweeted a graphic with an extended message where by he compensated tribute to UFC president Dana White and the UFC workforce for their tries to hold the function alive.

“I was prepared to just take the chance to support my household, and give the lovers trapped at residence a little something to observe,” his message commenced.

“They could have made me stay in California quarantined immediately after the battle and I wouldn’t have cared as prolonged as my household was taken treatment of. I had to shell out an ophthalmologist additional to give me an eye test below the table for this function and was about to generate three hrs out of city for my medicals.

“We all have mouths to feed and I simply cannot thank Dana plenty of for supplying myself ant the other fighters on this card the possibility to move up and permit me deliver for our people.

“To all the turds who didn’t assume I was going to make fat I was only a couple of pounds out from 135.”

Welterweight fighter Belal Muhammad took intention at men and women on social media who he accused of “celebrating” the selection, saying, “I skilled 3 instances a day anywhere I could, dieted difficult whilst trapped in quarantine, missing my opponent mentioned certainly to whoever else they can come across, put my health on the line recognizing there was a probability it wouldnt transpire since I appreciate what I do I’m a fighter. if your celebrating this ef u.”

Previous UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was typically much more level-headed, merely tweeting, “I just accepted my 3rd opponent in a week… sucks. Continue to be harmless anyone!”

Sam Alvey was due to battle in the opening battle of the night time, and expressed similar sentiments to his fellow colleagues as he thanked the UFC for making an attempt to put the clearly show on.

But perhaps the most level-headed reaction from the UFC roster came from bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling, who tweeted, “Sad for the fighters and lovers who acquired their hopes up for this. But perhaps it’s ideal to give this virus much more time to blow above.

“It’s almost certainly bitter-sweet for many of the staff and fighters scheduled to scrap. We all want to make dollars, but we want to protect our people as well.”

And if Dana White’s program to proceed making ready to host gatherings on his private “Fight Island” also falls flat, Las Vegas middleweight Julian Marquez has proposed he move in to fill the void with some instead much less-professionally developed action of his very own.

“UFC249 has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster! I simply cannot just take this sh*t,” he tweeted.

“Imma commence web hosting yard brawls on IG are living.”

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