Over the past couple of weeks many people speculated over where the UFC would decide to hold their next event. Though there is still a possibility of it being cancelled, The UFC has decided to host UFC 249 at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL on May 9. This is big news that many fans thought they wouldn’t hear. UFC 249 was originally cancelled on April 18 after the location of the card was revealed. The Tachi Palace is a casino on an Indian reservation in California. Dana White and The UFC strategically placed this fight on a reservation because tribal law is different from the surrounding areas, making it possible to host a fight during quarantine. Granted they were doing everything by the book, including testing every member of ones team. The Disney and ESPN brass shot down the idea of hosting the event after receiving a call from the governor of California pleading to not hold the event. The UFC is now taking an alternative root, bringing the stacked card to the east coast. Florida deemed sports an essential business ten days ago, allowing professional teams to carry on their seasons with no fans. Since their leagues are shut down at the moment, no other organization other than the WWE is hosting events. The UFC is attempting to pull off this card in an effort to get the most views possible. Since quarantine started, streaming numbers have been through the roof and people miss sports. By pulling this off, The UFC will be on a majority of televisions across the world.