UFC president Dana White thinks Abu Dhabi is having the title of “fight capital” from Las Vegas.
White has not been shy in expressing his gratitude to Abu Dhabi for actively playing host to the UFC’s “Fight Island” excursion. The UFC has held three cards on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi in 2020 and a fourth party is coming up on July 25. This isn’t most likely to be the finish of the UFC’s “Fight Island” adventure either. White has claimed that a UFC middleweight title struggle between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa is most likely to choose location on Yas Island.
Dana White Feels Abu Dhabi Is Getting More than Las Vegas For ‘Fight Capital’ Honors
Talking to The National, White claimed that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Abu Dhabi is rising as the new “fight capital” of the entire world.
“The demonstrates that we deliver below, this is the only global desired destination for fights,” White told The National. “So all the greatest and the baddest fights coming up that we have are likely to be below.
“If you glance at our roster of champions, they are from all above the planet. So the most significant, baddest fights more than the upcoming God knows how extended are heading to be here in Abu Dhabi. That is why I’m stating Abu Dhabi is heading to be appeared at as the new struggle money of the earth. It utilised to be Las Vegas. It surely is not Las Vegas suitable now.”
White was hoping to use the UFC APEX facility heading forward but with COVID-19 circumstances surging in Nevada, White is familiar with there’s a chance the UFC will have to change elsewhere in the event of yet another shutdown. Although White says he’s got choices in the United States, he admits Abu Dhabi is really hard to conquer.
The strategy is for UFC 252 to get put in Las Vegas, but that strategy could alter. The function is scheduled to be held on Aug. 15 and will element the heavyweight title trilogy bout between champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. If the UFC has to reverse training course, Dana White feels self-confident that preparations can be created.