The MMA world waits in hope for the sport to bounce back once the novel coronavirus pandemic has subsided. But one UFC fighter is keeping his expectations low regarding a potential fight on home soil in late 2020.

Speaking to the Epic MMA Podcast in the Netherlands, Dutch UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve said he thought the promotion had plans for an event in his homeland, but admitted he is unsure if it will return to the schedule when MMA eventually gets back on its feet again.

“I was in talks with the UFC for this summer, but I don’t think that it will continue,” said Struve (via translation from Epic MMA’s Giovanni Tjin). “The UFC was planning to come to Europe this summer but I don’t think they are going to go to locations overseas now.”

The UFC has held two events in the Netherlands in the past, both in Rotterdam, but Struve (29-12 MMA, 13-10 UFC) hinted that the promotion was considering a different city before the coronavirus threw all their plans up into the air.

“Well, they were looking at the Netherlands. I cannot say a lot more than that,” he said. “I also have no idea which of those plans will continue (post-coronavirus). They wanted to go to another (Dutch) city to the last two times. It sounded really good, but we can probably cross that one out.”