Dana White is Securing a Private Island to Host UFC Fights

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If Wrestlemania can take place in an empty building during the Coronavirus crisis, then surely mixed martial arts is viable, right?

Perhaps.

UFC President Dana White originally wanted to host events at the promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas, an idea that had to be scrapped after the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended all combat sports, even events taking place behind closed doors in privately-owned locations.

As a result, White says he’s close to securing a PRIVATE ISLAND to host fights while the United States remains on lockdown (via TMZ Sports):

The UFC boss tells us he’s laser-focused on keeping the business alive during the COVID-19 pandemic — starting with UFC 249 on April 18.

White says the location for that event is still top secret — though he’s locked up the mystery venue where it will take place for 2 months and plans on pumping out fights every week.

But, after that, White says he’s planning to move the Octagon to the island — where he will set up shop and host fights involving massive international fighters.

Yeah, it’s basically the plot of the Mortal Kombat movie. Fly a bunch of fighters to private island, only this time Christopher Lambert ain’t shooting lightning out of his hands.

If Dana pulls this off, the potential for some of these fight cards is massive, since you’d be rescheduling and moving a number of high profile bouts that had to be scrapped in recent weeks. We’ve already got Justin Gaethje stepping in to fight Tony Ferguson, and the rest of the UFC 249 schedule looks like this:

 

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THE WHOLE CARD 🤯 See you on ESPN+ PPV. #UFC249

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Crazy times, but intriguing.

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