UFC London fighters to receive payment for canceled event

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Fighters who were scheduled to compete at UFC London on March 21 in London, England will receive payment for the event despite it being canceled amidst coronavirus concerns six days before it was scheduled to happen.

Several fighters confirmed to MMA Fighting that they will receive show money for the cancelled event.

Fighters like Marvin Vettori, who was set to face Darren Stewart on the night, and Molly McCann, who was set to take on Ashlee Evans-Smith, have taken to social media to thank the UFC, suggesting that they will receive reimbursement for their preparation for the card, which was set to take place at The o2 Arena in the English capital.

This week on Eurobash, Nicolas Dalby – who was scheduled to meet Danny Roberts in the co-main event of UFC London – underlined that the situation would soon be resolved in a “nice way”.

“All I know is that my manager is in dialogue with the UFC,” Dalby told MMA Fighting’s Eurobash podcast.

“I think what’s going on is, this is a huge situation and they had to cancel more cards. They’re trying to take a big picture look at how they’re going to do things. I don’t know if there is insurance in place and they have to take account for that. It seems like they’re taking their time and they’re doing that because they want to able to make a proper decision and not a rash, spur-of-the-moment decision.

“It’s taking some time and it’s a bit frustrating. The first of the month is coming up, and I’ve got bills to pay, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be resolved in a nice way, and if it doesn’t, we’ll take it from there.”

Check out this week’s episode of Eurobash, featuring Joanne Calderwood, Nicolas Dalby, Morgan Charriere and Pedro Carvalho.

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