During the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on 1. January was able to book a highly anticipated rematch between current lightweight competitors Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier for UFC 257. 23 the location of the event has yet to be determined.
UFC President Dana White has made it clear that he intends to host the event on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, but that’s not official at this time. White hopes to use Fight Island to bring back fans for McGregor’s return to the Octagon. The UFC boss even hinted that he might have an « International Fight Week » for the event, which includes « concerts, pool parties and all sorts of cool stuff. ». ”
With COVID-19 cases around the world, White and the company have not been able to lock down a location for UFC 257. It remains pending and now appears to have a chance to get out of UFC’s APEX in Las Vegas.
According to minutes of an upcoming Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting (via Bloody Elbow), the promotion is seeking approvals to host events on Jan.. , 23. and 30. Banned January from UFC Apex.
Unfortunately, UFC may have problems getting those permits for Vegas as well. Earlier this week, Nevada Gov. . Steve Sisolak hinted at a possible « hiatus » for nationwide events as rising COVID-19 cases hit all-time highs.
« We recently had a record number of daily cases – 2. 416 in just one day. Our previous record was 1 in July. 619. Today over 2. 000 cases reported, ”Sisolak said during a press conference in November. 22nd.
Less than two months left to set a location for UFC 257, promote the event for McGregor’s return, and host the first major 2020 PPV card, UFC is better on the move. The PhD so far has been able to navigate the unpredictable coronavirus landscape, but everything is even better with a fight against Conor McGregor.
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