UFC close to securing private island for fights: White [DailyTimes] 08 Apr, 2020

PARIS: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has said the mixed martial arts promotion is close to securing a “private island” to stage bouts for international fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu-like virus has infected 1.27 million people globally and caused over 70,000 deaths and brought the sports world to a standstill, but the UFC plans to stick to its schedule albeit without fans in attendance. The organisation, which was forced to postpone three events, will resume its calendar with UFC 249 on April 18 and White said he had also found a new venue for that event after the Barclays Center in New York was ruled out. “I locked this venue up for two months,” White told TMZ Sports here “I have this venue for two months, and I’m setting up shop here. We’re going to be pumping out fights every week.” With countries locking down borders and tightening travel restrictions, White said he had a way to get his stable of non-U.S. based fighters back in action. “I’m also a day or two away from securing a private island … we’re getting the infrastructure put in now, so I’m going to start doing the international fights, too,” he added. “I won’t be able to get all of the international fighters into the U.S. so I’m going to start flying them off into the island and do international fights there.

More News

PCB announces upgraded central contracts for women cricketers

06 Jun, 2020 The Nation

LAHORE - Left-arm spinner Anam Amin and middle-order batter Omaima Sohail are the new entries in the significantly improved, enhanced and performance- ... Detail

Highest paid male athletes 2020

05 Jun, 2020 DailyTimes

Tennis star Roger Federer even outshines football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the Forbes ranking of the highest paid athletes in 2020. ... Detail

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes football’s first billionaire ahead of Lionel Messi

05 Jun, 2020 DailyTimes

Cristiano Ronaldo has become football’s first billionaire ahead of Lionel Messi – with his Barcelona rival to follow suit next year.Ronald ... Detail

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be ‘downsized and simplified’

05 Jun, 2020 SuchTV

In the last several weeks, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has given selected interviews outside Japan and hinted at empty stadi ... Detail

Sochi open to Russian Formula One race double-header

05 Jun, 2020 DailyTimes

LONDON: Russian Grand Prix organisers said on Thursday they were open to hosting two back-to-back races in Sochi this season to help Formula One flesh ... Detail

Post Your Comments
Type your Comments / Review in the space below.
Name:
Email:
City:
Verify Code