Coronavirus jeopardizes UFC Brasilia after governor calls off sporting events

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    With two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the capital of Brazil, governor Ibaneis Rocha announced on Wednesday night that sporting events and concerts with gatherings of a large number of people will be suspended until March 16. Schools will also be closed, he announced.

    Currently, the UFC Fight Night event is scheduled to go down Saturday night at the 16,000-seat Nilson Nelson Gymnasium. Kevin Lee headlines the card against Brazilian lightweight Charles Oliveira.

    Multiple UFC officials, who asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak publicly, told MMA Fighting they are aware of the decision, but not yet sure how it will affect the fight card. UFC officials currently are in talks with the government to understand how this decision impacts the event, sources said.

    There are 52 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Brazil, two of those in Brasilia.


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    I believe this whole global situation came about, specifically just to mess with the Khabib Tony fight.
    Nothing more, nothing less.

    If they keep pushing for that fight, then the Meteor will come or the volcano in Yellowstone park will erupt.
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    If they hold it in an empty arena then we will have to pay the cameraman to do some good ole ric flair impressions



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    No suprise there, no danger Ferg and Khabib goes ahead either.

    Ah well, looks like its toilet paper fort building for entertainment on Saturday nights from now on.
     
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