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UFC President advises of plans to use island to host international MMA fights
White did not disclose where the island is located, but advised on Twitter “the fight is signed and is 100% on live on ESPN somewhere on Earth.”
With Australia’s NRL also reported to be considering an island location for its competition, the UFC plan would presumably see fighters in a quarantine environment on an island, and fighting each other on televised events.
The last UFC event was on 15th March in the Brazilian capital Brasilia.
It became the first event in UFC's history held behind closed doors after the Governor of the Federal District that includes Brasilia declared a ban on all large gatherings in response to coronavirus.
Since then, a UFC fight night in London was also cancelled, as were two other events due to be held at UFC's headquarters in Las Vegas.
Although White still has not even announced a venue for what will be UFC 249 on 18th April, he remains determined to hold the pay-per-view show.
UFC 249 was originally booked in at a venue in the New York suburb of Brooklyn but it did not go ahead due to mass gathering restrictions several weeks ago.
Restrictions on mass gatherings and movement across the USA and in many nations around the world have since prevented other bouts taking place.
5th April 2020 - NRL players to lose five months’ pay as part of new shutdown deal
31st March 2020 - Chinese authorities maintain spectator ban for major sports leagues
20th March 2020 - ANZ Premiership shutdown marks end of all top-level sport in New Zealand
26th February 2020 - Perth’s hosting of UFC event a major coup for Western Australia tourism
25th July 2019 - Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium to host UFC 243
30th April 2019 - UFC agrees long-term deal for fight events to return to Abu Dhabi
11th January 2019 - UFC to open US$13 million Performance Institute in Shanghai
8th November 2017 - UFC partners with AirAsia as ‘official airline’ sponsor
1st November 2017 - Perth Arena to host UFC championship fight event
27th October 2016 - UFC launches events partnership with Village Cinemas and Event Cinemas
11th July 2016 - Consortium buys UFC for US$4 billion
30th March 2016 - Etihad Stadium’s UFC193 event delivers economic impact of $102 million
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