UFC president Dana White has signaled the promotion could extend its stay on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi “easily into next year,” saying he is even looking at buying property in the UAE.
The UFC kicks off its long-awaited set of events from Yas Island in the UAE capital this weekend with a stacked UFC 251 card featuring three title bouts.
The venue has been in the making since the Covid-19 outbreak effectively shut down sport in the US, and with uncertainty over a second wave across America, White says his island masterplan will likely be needed for the long haul.
“Yeah, September, October (we’ll be here),” White said at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s action. (RT)