The UFC star struggled to comprehend instructions and perform basic functions during a sobriety check early Thursday morning that led to his arrest in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
UFC champion Jon Jones was arrested early Thursday on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, possession of an open container and negligent use of a firearm.
UFC president Dana White insisted that one of the most anticipated fights in the organization’s history, between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, will happen April 18.
The Nevada Athletic Commission’s planned Wednesday meeting has been canceled as protocols are put in place to comply with Governor Steve Sisolak’s emergency directive on public meetings.
The Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship has postponed its next three events and will temporarily close its corporate headquarters amid the spread of the coronavirus.
The Brazilian won his seventh straight fight in the headliner of a card contested with no live audience in Brazil.
The UFC can still apply to host the events at the Nevada Athletic Commission’s next meeting on March 25, but White clearly believed its application was likely to be denied.
The UFC’s decision to continue its schedule will give the organization the sports calendar all to itself on Saturday.
The March 28 event in Columbus, Ohio, and an April 11 card in Portland, Oregon, have been moved to the UFC’s facility in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White said.
Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk engaged in an epic brawl on a card headlined by a lackluster middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero.