UFC to host fight night May 23 in Las Vegas

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The ultimate combat championship will be in transition
from Jacksonville to Sin City in a few weeks,
according to UFC president Dana White.White said Sports
Illustrated in a recent interview that UFC Fight Night 173 will be
take place in Las Vegas. The May 23 card, which will likely be
titled by a welterweight fight between Tyron
Woodley and Gilbert
Burns, had no place before. Promotion will be held
cards at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida,
May 9, 13 and 16.

“While everyone was lying by the pool,
do whatever they do in quarantine we were here
f —- squeak, man, ”said White. “Fighting crazy wars every day
to put on this first event. We removed it. We were going to be able
to hold this thing earlier, and they asked us to withdraw. … Now
we go Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday.

“And I don’t think I’ve said that to anyone yet: we’re going to come
return to Vegas and fight on May 23. “

In the past few weeks, White has developed plans to hold many
future events at UFC Apex, which is located next to the
promotion headquarters in Las Vegas. However, the state of Nevada
The sports committee has not addressed the status of combat sports
in the state after the cancellation of a meeting scheduled for the end of March.
White people likely rely on Nevada to ease social distance
enough restrictions to allow UFC events at its facilities.

White did not give more details on his return plans
in Las Vegas but he reiterated that safety will be emphasized
every step of the way with every upcoming event. The promotion
recently sent an email detailing the COVID-19 test plans
before Saturday’s UFC 249 card.

“I do not want to die. I have no death vow. I did not go out
try to kill me, “said White. “And I don’t want to kill
one of my employees or their families. It’s not like we’re running
around without plan. The thing is: let’s find solutions. How? ‘Or’ What
get back as close to normal as possible? A 15,000 or
An arena with 20,000 seats without a fan is not normal. Many things are not
normal to enter this event. But we are trying to understand how
make it as safe as possible.

“Let me put it like this: we’re going to go too far making sure
everyone is healthy and sure i don’t see how we can
maybe f-k this place. … My fighters and my employees were
says: If you’re not comfortable going back to work, you don’t have
at. It’s not like we’re in dire financial straits, like
that’s why I insist. “

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