It’s been a turbulent week for the UFC, but Dana White is still working on a solution to host live fights.
The promotion was forced to pull the plug on UFC 249 and all scheduled events in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak after top-level executives at both Disney and ESPN intervened and asked him to stand down.
But White is still planning to go ahead with his “Fight Island,” which he says is currently being set up and will serve as both a training ground for fighters and a venue for events.
“That’s why I’m telling all my guys not to worry because ‘Fight Island’ is gonna happen,” White told ESPN. “All the infrastructure is being built right now and getting put in place. As we get closer to that, then I’ll start figuring out booking fights, getting guys ready. Plus, I can ship guys over there earlier, and they can start training over there, on the island.
“So, once that’s all in place – we’re looking at like a month – I’ll have that all put together, and guys can start training and can go there. I’m sure people are gonna be ready to get out of their houses in another month and go to an island somewhere and train.”
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