Dana White tell TMZ Sports he is about to conclude an agreement to host UFC fights on a private island – where he would fly fighters on private planes.
The boss of the UFC tells us that he is focusing on the laser to keep the business alive during the COVID-19 pandemic – starting with UFC 249 on April 18.
White says that the location of this event is still top secret – although he has locked up the mystery location where it will take place for 2 months and plans to pump up fights each week.
But after that, White says he plans to move the Octagon to the island – where he will open a shop and organize fights involving huge international fighters.
White says the fight for Fight Island has not yet been finalized – but that it is very close. And, no, we don’t know what part of the world it is in.
White also revealed the rest of the map for UFC 249 … which includes some very big fights, including Rose Namajunas against. Jessica Andrade and Francis Ngannou against. Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Greg Hardy will also be on the map as well as Ray borg, Jeremy Stephens and more.
White says that everyone involved in the fighting – from production personnel to combatants – will be carefully examined by a medical team before being allowed to enter the site. White says safety is the highest priority.
White also spoke Khabib Nurmagomedov – who was originally to fight Tony Ferguson in the main event at UFC 249 until the pandemic leaves him stuck in Russia. White says people should stop blaming Khabib for being out of action, there was nothing he could have done.
One final note … regarding rumors that Joe Rogan will not call UFC 249 for health reasons – White tells us straight away that it is BS, he will be there.