On Friday, making an appearance with his promotional partner ESPN, White gave an update on “Fight Island”, the undisclosed location on which the UFC will attempt to organize events during the coronavirus pandemic.
While the company has resumed hosting events in the United States where possible, such as three last week in Jacksonville, Florida, and an expected return to UFC Apex on May 30 pending approval from Nevada Athletic Commission, the company has yet to find a way to get its fights from international fighters at a time when travel to and from the United States is complicated.
When asked for an update on “Fight Island,” White said he expected combat maps to the undisclosed location as soon as possible – and that he might end up living there all month. of July.
“People are very intrigued by” Fight Island “, and I’m excited for that,” said White. “Right now, we’re looking at June, and we’re going to literally eliminate three or four (events) in a month. And I’m going to stay on the island for a month. I will probably be there all July. ”
Obviously, the location of “Fight Island” has become a source of intrigue, even Ari Emanuel, CEO of Endeavor, registers.
“You know what’s hilarious when you ask me this question right now: literally this morning, when I was driving to work, I was talking to Ari, and Ari said,” How many people a day ask you where Fight Island is ? “” White told me. “I guess people blow it up and ask him where Fight Island is.” “