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Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Joe Rogan Confirms he Will Not Call UFC 249

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Joe Rogan

By FCF Staff

If UFC 249 does take place next month, Joe Rogan has confirmed he will not be attending or commentating the event.

The UFC recently postponed cards scheduled for London, Columbus and Portland, as a result of the coronavirus. But, UFC President Dana White has continued to say that the promotion will find a way to hold the April 18th, UFC 249 card.

During a recent episode of Rogan’s podcast, however, the commentator revealed he will not attend the card, if it happens (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“I guess someone’s going to commentate it – it’s not gonna be me,” Rogan said. “UFC is talking about putting on a fight on April 18. I don’t know how they’re gonna do that. I don’t know if they’re gonna be able to do that in the United States. They’re talking about doing it in a place with less than 10 people, just in an open arena.”

“The thing is: How are they going to make sure nobody has it?” Rogan said. “You’re going to have to test everybody. And if someone has it, do you let them fight? What if they have it and they’re like Idris Elba and they have no symptoms, but they’ve got the corona? What if Khabib (Nurmagomedov) has the corona? Or what if Tony (Ferguson) has the corona? Does Khabib even fight him?”

UFC 249 was originally scheduled to take place in Brooklyn, New York. But, due to the coronavirus pandemic, public gatherings have been temporarily banned in the state.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:34 pm
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