“The deposits were made on the basis of an” intention to use “FIGHT ISLAND as the name of a mixed martial arts competition and for branded products such as clothing and jewelry,” said the lawyer Josh Gerben on Twitter (h / t MMA Mania).
On April 13, the UFC registered 22 new brands for:
“UFC FIGHT ISLAND”
The deposits were made on the basis of an “intention to use” FIGHT ISLAND as the name of a mixed martial arts competition and for branded products such as clothing and jewelry.#UFC # ufc249 pic.twitter.com/Q9cHHQJFBK
– Josh Gerben (@JoshGerben) April 17, 2020
The new UFC brands are the result of a plan by company president Dana White, who is determined to continue operating despite the coronavirus pandemic.
White is confident that he will be able to keep American fighters busy with events on American soil, most likely in places like Nevada and Florida. Due to travel bans associated with the pandemic, however, White will not be able to bring UFC fighters of other nationalities to the United States.
Enter his “Fight Island”.
White plans to bring these foreign fighters to a private island that is said to be under development as we speak.
“We are still working on concluding this agreement, which we will have done this week,” said the boss of the UFC in a recent episode of ESPN. Get up!. “If I continue to fight only in the United States with American talent, I will go through all my talent very quickly. It’s a world sport, we have a lot of international fights, and we had a lot of international fights scheduled. It will continue.
“I have an island where we can fly everyone directly – hopefully by mid-May,” added White, dropping the schedule for his fights on the island.
Do you think the UFC will really succeed in promoting events with international fighters on this so-called Fight Island?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com 04/17/2020.