‘I’m gonna stay there for a month’: UFC chief Dana White reveals there will be ‘three or four’ events on Fight Island in June… and he will live on location
- UFC chief Dana White is pressing ahead with plans for events on Fight Island
- He confirmed there will be ‘three or four’ fights staged at the unknown location
- White said he would live there for the entirety of July to oversee his cards
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
UFC president Dana White has confirmed he plans to stage ‘three or four fights’ on Fight Island in June, and plans to live there to ensure everything goes smoothly.
The location of the ‘island’ has been steeped in mystery for some time since White unveiled the ambitious project, with its wherabouts currently unknown and the supremo insisting he would not give anything away at this time.
The sport has already got up and running in the middle of the coronavirus crisis as UFC 249 was held behind closed doors in Florida earlier this month – with Justin Gaethje stopping Tony Ferguson in the headline event.
UFC president Dana White said ‘three or four’ fights will happen on Fight Island in June
But now White is ramping up arrangements to put on more events despite many sports around the world being shut down by the deadly virus.
With speculation continuing to grow over where Fight Island is, he remained coy – but revealed June is the target with the hopes of ‘three or four fights’ within a month.
He also admitted he was planning to stay on the island for a month to oversee the highly-ancitipated international event.
UFC became the sport to return on May 9 as Justin Gaethje (R) stopped Tony Ferguson (L)
‘People are very intrigued by “Fight Island”, and I’m excited for it,’ he told ESPN.
‘Right now we’re looking at June, and we’re literally gonna knock out three or four (events) there in a month.
‘And I’m gonna stay on the island for a month. I’ll probably be there the whole month of July.’
If Fight Island does get the go-ahead, a flock of safety measures will have to be put in place to make sure it is a safe environment for fighters, with hygiene protocols and regular testing. But they will also need all the top facilities to prepare themselves for the fight.
White has been tight-lipped on where the island is, telling fans he ‘can’t send location yet’
However, White has insisted that the mystery location will have everything UFC stars will possibly need.
‘We really are putting an octagon on the beach,’ he said last month. ‘There’s going to be training facilities there for people.
‘There are hotels. And the whole island is going to be built, all the infrastructure is going to be built for the UFC to come do fights there.’
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