Despite record unemployment in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, and a replacement interim title main event, UFC 249 is still noted at a regular pay-per-view rate.
It appears UFC president Dana White is getting his desire of a go back to “normalcy” and continue to hold UFC occasions– starting with UFC 249– despite the global coronavirus pandemic. And part of that normalcy features the card’s price.
The event is still arranged for April 18, with the main card streamed, per typical, on ESPN+ at a cost of $64.99.
The decision to keep this card a regular pay-per-view event– stagnated to the main ESPN tv network or provided with a discount rate– has actually made the UFC some sorrow.
Per the New York Times, The 3rd week of March 2020 saw over 3 million Americans declare unemployment, topping a 38- year-oldrecord The extremely next week, over 6.5 million submitted. “The U.S. is probably experiencing the highest rates of joblessness since the Great Depression.”
And since today, there appears to be no aid from the UFC for those who have actually been struck financially however still desire to tune in to the card– at a time where there seem no regular and sports have rarely, if ever, been seen within the past month.
Definitely there’ll be some contributions or contributions that’ll go towards relief efforts or the hard-working medical professionals, nurses and first responders? …?
To make matters worse, UFC fans aren’t getting the main event they had actually preferred to see, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, as the pandemic has actually stranded Nurmagomedov and required the battle’s cancellation for a 5th time.
Rather, UFC 249 will now be headlined by Ferguson and Justin Gaethje fighting in an interim light-weight title battle.
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