The MMA world mostly is at a standstill right now thanks to – and stop us if you’ve heard this one lately – the global coronavirus pandemic. The UFC postponed its planned show for this past Saturday in London the week of the event and pushed back its next two planned shows in Columbus, Ohio, and Portland, Ore., with no new dates scheduled. Nine days ago, Bellator scrapped its event in Connecticut on the day of the fight with just a few hours’ notice. By and large, fans seem to be on board with what’s going on. After all, what other choice do any of us have? Much of the world has completely shut down in an effort to contain the virus’ outbreak, and that includes MMA – for now, anyway. And while most fans probably can survive if they have to wait for Tyron Woodley vs. Leon Edwards, Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris or even Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – though there certainly were title implications there – it’s perhaps been a different story when it comes to the scheduled main event for UFC 249. UFC 249 was set for April 18 at Barclays Center in the New York borough

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