Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island to Be the Official Home for UFC’s Fight Island!
There is a lot going on in the MMA world in the past couple of days! The face of the game Conor McGregor announced again that he’s retiring, Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal are having issues with Dana White, and the Iconic Daniel Cormier announced that he’ll retire after UFC 252!
However, something else is concerning fans of the fight game in the Arab World! As UFC President Dana White announced that Fight Island will take place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island! White also announced that the fight dates at the new location will be the 11th, 15th, 18th, and 25th of July.
“Abu Dhabi has actually created this safety zone on the island; within 10 square miles on Yas island will just be inhabited by us,” White said. “And it’ll include an arena, hotels, training facilities for the fighters that are private, so the whole COVID-19 thing is covered. Dining establishments. And, yes, there is an Octagon on the beach,” said Dana White on ESPN’s First Take.
The Fight Island was created to give the UFC an alternative location for international fighters that won’t be able to travel and fight in the United States amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Some of the hyped fights that are already announced for Fight Island are Usman vs Burns, Volkanovski vs Holloway 2, and Yan vs Aldo.