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Dana White insisted that UFC 249 would occur on Monday and said it was a few days away from securing a “private island” to host future fights amid the coronavirus pandemic.
White, wrestling promotion chairman, told ESPN that UFC 249 would take place in a secret location in the United States. the event on coronavirus problems.
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White told ESPN that his place in the April 18 fight was secure for two months and that he planned to have weekly fights after the event. He added that “the private island” could eventually host international fights.
“I’ll tell you this, I’m about to strike a deal,” said White. “So, this place where this fight will take place on April 18, I locked him up for two months, so I will continue to pump the fighting. I also got an island. I have an island. The infrastructure is under construction. We are going to do all our international fights on this island.
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“So when we do this fight on April 18, internationally and in the United States, we will start to start. The UFC will be operational again internationally and here in the United States. “
White said he was not going to reveal the location of UFC 249.
“There are a lot of scary people out there, and when they find out the location, they will start attacking the place and making phone calls,” he said. “So that keeps goosebumps at bay. “
He added that even the combatants do not know where they are going.
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White said everyone was going to be safe at the event.
“We consulted with our doctor, Dr. Davidson, who consulted with many other doctors,” said White. “As I said, the health and safety not only of the athletes, but of the sports commission that will be there, the referees and judges that will be there, of my production team – I will be there! – we make sure that everyone is taken care of. We go above and beyond, making sure everyone is safe. “