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4/9/20 11:38 PM
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UFC president Dana White announced that UFC 249 on April 18, which was reportedly going to be held on tribal land in Northern California at Tachi Palace Casino Resort, was canceled at the direction of ESPN owner Disney. Tachi Palace is owned by the Tachi-Yokut Tribe, part of the federally recognized Santa Rosa Indian Community. The event would have streamed via PPV on the ESPN+ app.

Now the New York Times reports that the pressure came from California’s governor.

California state officials intervened by directly expressing their concerns about the event to Disney, the parent company of the UFC’s broadcast partner, ESPN, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations.

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California called Disney officials, according to one of the people familiar with the conversations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to share the details of the calls.

Disney declined to comment, and Newsom’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

“ESPN has been in constant contact with the UFC regarding UFC 249,” ESPN said in a statement. “Nobody wants to see sports return more than we do, but we didn’t feel this was the right time for a variety of reasons. ESPN expressed its concerns to the UFC and they understood.”

Because of a nearly 70-year-old federal law, Public Law 280, California state and local officials have broad authority to intervene in criminal and civil matters on tribal land. By expressing their concerns to Disney, California state officials avoided a potentially complicated and uncomfortable situation with the Tachi-Yokut.

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4/9/20 11:47 PM
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This would have been way safer than the leftist media and politicians sensationalize.

Thanks Feinstein. Thanks Governor Newsom. You guys just shutdown an event with half of the people I saw at a Target parking lot today.

4/10/20 12:05 AM
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What would the legal ramifications had been if the UFC hosted the event anyways? I always thought the indian casinos can do whatever they want on their sovereign land.

4/10/20 1:04 AM
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This whole thing leaves me wondering what they aren't telling us. 

4/10/20 1:25 AM
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I'm glad it got cancelled, no Khabib vs Tony?  No UFC 249

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They cancelled that card in the U.S.

They didn't cancel future single fights or mini cards on the island.

RE-MAKE TONY vs. KHABIB NOW. NOW!

4/10/20 1:38 AM
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Nytron -

They cancelled that card in the U.S.

They didn't cancel future single fights or mini cards on the island.

RE-MAKE TONY vs. KHABIB NOW. NOW!

Yes they did I think...  no fights until further notice 

4/10/20 1:54 AM
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Newsome sucks

4/10/20 1:58 AM
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1984

4/10/20 1:59 AM
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What a douche

4/10/20 2:00 AM
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Newscum can eat a dick. 

4/10/20 2:05 AM
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This tells me that Disney now runs the UFC.  Rename the card and broadcast on fight pass.  

4/10/20 2:11 AM
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Sell your soul to Disney this is what happens. The second mistake Dana made was booking on tribal land in a Democrat controlled state and thinking they wouldn't do everything they could to shut him down and keep this dempanic going. Next time look for Indian land in Texas or Florida.

These democrat politicians do not want the panic to end, this is the socialist government they always wanted and Newscum is having too much fun getting on TV every day and feeling like he matters.
4/10/20 2:28 AM
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Bereal - This would have been way safer than the leftist media and politicians sensationalize.

Thanks Feinstein. Thanks Governor Newsom. You guys just shutdown an event with half of the people I saw at a Target parking lot today.

This 

4/10/20 2:29 AM
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SOO72 - Sell your soul to Disney this is what happens. The second mistake Dana made was booking on tribal land in a Democrat controlled state and thinking they wouldn't do everything they could to shut him down and keep this dempanic going. Next time look for Indian land in Texas or Florida.

These democrat politicians do not want the panic to end, this is the socialist government they always wanted and Newscum is having too much fun getting on TV every day and feeling like he matters.

Dude. You nailed it. Great points. +1

4/10/20 2:38 AM
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Mojo514 -

I'm glad it got cancelled, no Khabib vs Tony?  No UFC 249

This, but Dana tried to pull this off in California?

Dafuk was he thinking.

4/10/20 2:39 AM
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In the long run this is good business.

If the UFC went ahead and ran this show, their legal issues would have been never ending and it would have been more difficult down the road for them and their partners.

4/10/20 3:19 AM
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Captain Canuck -

In the long run this is good business.

If the UFC went ahead and ran this show, their legal issues would have been never ending and it would have been more difficult down the road for them and their partners.

Money talks. California wouldnt turn down their money in the future. They squeeze us for every drop they can get here.

4/10/20 6:24 AM
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I'd say that the outraged meatheads in this thread tha think it's fine to directly endanger 100's of peoples lives (and indirectly 1000's) just so they can watch a fist fight, have an average IQ of around 65. 

4/10/20 6:41 AM
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Y2JB -

I'd say that the outraged meatheads in this thread tha think it's fine to directly endanger 100's of peoples lives (and indirectly 1000's) just so they can watch a fist fight, have an average IQ of around 65. 

Today I saw more people at the grocery store than would need to be at this fight. 

4/10/20 6:52 AM
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Gavin newsom? Nice, so politics shut this down? Good job shithead.

 

So is the latest death estimate 60000 to? It would be significantly less than a bad flu season. So here we are with the comparisons to the flu. People are incredibly sick and there's an intense medical need, but most people are able to overcome this disease.

 

Let's see how much people can overcome poverty in the next three to four years. If we're lucky.

 

At some point soon, they're going to have to open it up. Mabley regionally. UFC absolutely could have done to safely, I've got a good amount of medical knowledge. 100% this could have been safe.

4/10/20 7:33 AM
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The USA : A corporate socialist distopia.

4/10/20 7:56 AM
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ShanTheMan -
Y2JB -

I'd say that the outraged meatheads in this thread tha think it's fine to directly endanger 100's of peoples lives (and indirectly 1000's) just so they can watch a fist fight, have an average IQ of around 65. 

Today I saw more people at the grocery store than would need to be at this fight. 

You saw 500 people at the store? 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52241221

 

images of authorties burying people in mass graves in New York not fucking Iran but New York...but yeah it's totally fine guys let's put on a show! 

4/10/20 8:30 AM
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Y2JB -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52241221

 

images of authorties burying people in mass graves in New York not fucking Iran but New York...but yeah it's totally fine guys let's put on a show! 

Why do 6 people carry caskets but 2 people can carry these?