Dana White, the President of Ultimate Fighting Championship also known as Mixed Martial Arts, has revealed that he plans to get a private island so that UFC can resume later on this month despite the global death toll caused by Coronavirus.
According to White UFC 249 is set to return on April 18, and he is ‘a day or two’ from getting a private island so he can run fights every week, which will favor international fighters who currently cannot enter the US because of travel restrictions put in place due to Coronavirus..
“I’m a day or two away from securing a private island. I have a private island that I’ve secured,” the UFC president told TMZ. “We’re getting the infrastructure put in now, so I’m gonna start doing the international fights too with international fighters. I won’t be able to get international fighters, all of them, into the US, so I have a private island. I’m gonna start flying them all into the private island and start doing international fights from there. “So as of April 18, the UFC is back up and running.”
White despite the risks involved in holding such an event this period, insists everybody involved will be safe.
“We have all of our own planes and everything,” White said. “Everybody’s gonna be pre-tested and tested. We’re gonna make sure that 100 percent healthy athletes, healthy athletic-commission people, healthy judges, referees, my production people.
Everybody, there is gonna be healthy. We’re gonna make sure everybody’s gonna be safe before, during and after the fights.”