"You know I hate this, but the decision has been made in the best interest of everyone involved with our events, including fans, athletes, staff and media partners," White said about having to keep the fans away from these live events. Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for champs Israel Adesanya, Jan Blachowicz after UFC 253? Terms of service | UFC is next scheduled to host an event in London on March 21, headlined by the return of former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley against Leon Edwards. On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump issued sharp travel restrictions between the United States and most of Europe for the next 30 days, with the exception of the United Kingdom. "We're moving forward with all our UFC live events, but we're going to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances," UFC president Dana White said in a video message posted on the promotion's website. UFC will also be officially closing its doors through March 31 at its offices in Las Vegas with employees working from home, according to MMAJunkie. However, the number of recommended people to keep gatherings below has dropped from 100 to 50 and the Trump administration suggested keeping gatherings below 10 people on Monday, possibly adding even more complications to attempts to move ahead with future events. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world, After aggressively pushing back on the idea of canceling events in the wake of spreading regulations and concerns during the global coronavirus pandemic, the UFC has pulled the plug on their next three events. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. UFC Fight Island Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.
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