As several leagues consider plans to hold games in isolated stadiums without fans, UFC president Dana White is apparently taking things a step further.
White told TMZ on Monday that he is “a day or two away” from securing a deal to hold UFC events, including UFC 249 on April 18, on an undisclosed private island, with fighters flying in on private planes.
The deal will reportedly give the UFC use of the island for two months, with events every week. White added that he’s planning to eventually move in infrastructure to host events with international fighters, in order to avoid another Khabib Nurmagomedov situation.
No fans will be in attendance at island fights, and White said that every person involved — fighters, trainers, referees, production staff — will be thoroughly screened before and after the events.
The news came soon after the announcement of UFC 249’s reformed card, which will be headlined by an interim lightweight title fig... (Read more)
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