TMZ Sports reported on Monday evening that White was close to closing a private island to host the next UFC events. This would not include UFC 249 and UFC Nebraska, both of which are tentatively scheduled to move to another location that has not been announced. After the next two months of UFC cards in this mysterious location, White plans to hold UFC events on a private island every week after that.
The Whites plan to fly the fighters and their teams on private planes to this mysterious island. At this time, we do not know where this island will be located.
As for UFC 249, White said the promotion would test all fighters on the card for the coronavirus, which was a concern for fans and the media. In addition to the fighters, the production staff will also be tested for the coronavirus. According to White, health and safety is currently the highest priority of the UFC.
Monday was an absolutely crazy day for MMA news, with White announcing the full UFC 249 card, including a lightweight interim title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. But the idea of a private island hosting UFC events came from nowhere. Fans have always joked that the UFC can fight on a barge in the middle of the ocean, and it seems to be as close as possible. Say what you want about White, but his determination to keep the UFC alive was fun to watch.
What do you think of Dana White’s plan to organize the next UFC events on a private island?