The impact of the global coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt across sports in unique ways. While the UFC is looking to push forward with live events as soon as possible, the Professional Fighters League has decided to close their doors for the remainder of 2020.


The statement from PFL CEO Peter Murray states that the promotion will resume it's "sport-season format with Regular Season, Playoff and Championship events" in 2021. Murray said the promotion will produce new "original programming" for the remainder of the year.


In addition, fighters will receive payments during the shutdown. "For the remainder of 2020, the PFL will support our fighters with a monthly cash stipend to help provide some relief during these challenging times," the statement reads.