Former Best Preventing Championship (UFC) two-division winner Conor McGregor is making his return to combined martial arts (MMA) in just about two months, and marketing president Dana White is likely to milk him for each final drop.
Which is why combat athletics lovers may well have an option to observe “Notorious” when he collides with Dustin Poirier — all over again — in the UFC 257 pay-for each-see (PPV) light-weight main celebration on Sat., Jan. 23, 2021 on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
“It would be great to have supporters,” White told Barstool Sporting activities (transcribed by Simon Samano). “And the point is, from ‘Fight Island’ we can get fans all in excess of the environment there. It is an uncomplicated location to get to, a entertaining place to go to, and we can just (expletive) blow the doorways off this issue.”
Enthusiasts have not been ready to show up at stay UFC situations given that the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the entire world. In addition, quarantine protocols have limited White and Co. to the APEX facility in Las Vegas and Flash Forum on Yas Island.
“I’m ready for some fights with enthusiasts,” White continued. “I’m ready to go to a dwell live performance. I’m ready to have some parties. I’m gonna go to all this shit. I want to mingle with the lovers yet again. I want the supporters back. We have figured this total matter out up to now. We’ll determine out how to do do this safely and pull this factor off in Abu Dhabi.”
White is also planning to make UFC 257 element of the new “Intercontinental Struggle 7 days” complete with “concerts, pool events, and all forms of interesting stuff.” That sounds like a logistical nightmare but it could also verify to be a financial windfall, assuming this amount still retains accurate.