Dana White says UFC’s solution to the lack of sports amid the coronavirus outbreak is to hold fights on a secret private island that he’ll be renting out for multiple months.

Talking to ESPN, the UFC president laid out his plan to “start cranking” with weekly fights even as the spread of COVID-19 has shuttered essentially every major sports circuit on the planet.

It all starts with UFC 249, which is still set to go on as scheduled on April 18 at an undisclosed location. According to White, not even the fighters will know where they’re going.

“What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna get the fighters somewhere – and we’re gonna bring them to this location,” White said. “They won’t know where they’re headed to.”

White says that he’s secured UFC 249 location for multiple months, but can only hold bouts featuring domestic fighters there. But what about international participants? That’s where White’s secret Fight Island comes in.

White says he’s working on hosting those bouts on an undisclosed island that he’s in the process of locking up.

“I’m gonna continue to pump fights out. I’ve also secured an island. I’ve got an island,” White said. “The infrastructure is being built right now. We’re going to do all of our international fights on this island.”

The UFC’s current plan is to hold regular bouts in those two locations and start putting on fights on a weekly basis.


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