UFC President Dana White has found a way to fight coronaviruses … by fighting in his own private island.
White is determined not to let the global pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 75,000 people, affect his fighting empire.
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UFC 249 is still underway on April 18 despite Khabib Nurmagedov’s withdrawal from the front page fight with Tony Ferguson after his failure in Russia.
And according to TMZ, the 50-year-old concludes a remarkable agreement to welcome future dust on a private island.
This means flying fighters on private jets after setting up an octagon in the remote location.
Although it gives no clue as to where it could be in the world.
He said, “I locked this place (which will house UFC 249) for two months.
“I have had this room for two months, and we are moving here. We are going to pump up fights every week.
“I am also a day or two away from securing a private island.
“I have a private island that I have secured. We are setting up the infrastructure now, so I’m going to start doing international fights with international fighters.
I have a private island that I have secured.
UFC President Dana White
“I will not be able to send the international fighters, all to the United States, so I have a private island.
“I’m going to start flying them to the private island and start international fighting from there. So, from April 18, the UFC is back.
“We all have our own planes and everything we’re going to fly on the island with the fighters. “
White announced yesterday the full combat card for UFC 249 which will see Justin Gaethje intervening to face Ferguson at an unknown location.
Other great fights include Rose Namajunas against Jessica Andrade and Francis Ngannou against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
White has confirmed that everyone involved in the event will be medically examined before the night of combat.
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He added, “Everyone is going to be tested and tested and tested.
“We will make sure that healthy athletes, healthy sports committee members, healthy judges, referees, my production staff and everyone there will be healthy.
“We will make sure everyone is safe before, during and after the fighting. “