Fighters Thank UFC For Compensation After London Event Cancellation

UFC Fight Night 171’s cancellation last month in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown left a lot of fighters worrying about their financial situation, but it seems that the promotion has been making moves to take care of the people who were on that card.

In the past day several fighters who were scheduled to compete at the event have spoken out to reveal that they did receive some compensation from the UFC despite the entire show being scrapped on short notice.

“Thank to the @ufc for taking care of me for the London card situation, I’ve been all in from day 1 in this and it’s good to see that even in hard times like these the work im doing is being recognized. Always ready always working. Thank you @ufc @danawhite @Mickmaynard2.” – Marvin Vetorri

“As a fighter AND a father & family provider I would like to take a moment to thank @seanshelby, @danawhite and @ufc for stepping up and taking care of us fighters from the cancelled #UFCLondon event! These times are taking a huge hit on all of us, even UFC. So I really commend you for helping us get through this tough period so we can take care of our families and stay ready to fight as soon as possible and once again put on exciting fights for the fans, in the best fight promotion in the world [🙏🏼] [❤] [💪🏼] #Thankful | #GoodKarma | #StaySafe.” – Nicholas Dalby

“Thankyou @ufc @UFCEurope @seanshelby @danawhite supporting us fighters during these tough times for everyone this helps us look after our families and takes the edge off us not being able to fight at #UFCLondon but I can assure you I will be ready to fight when ever [🙌].” — Mike Grundy

“Leading up to #UFCLondon fight week was pretty nerve racking with all the things that were happening. I was prepared to fight. But it was out of our control and not meant to be. Thank you @ufc @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 for taking care of us despite the cancellation. I’m ready.” – Jake Collier

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