Professional sport is beginning to return around the world. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, UFC was one of the major sports attempting to make a return to action. Indeed, UFC 249 took place on the 9th of May at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. It was originally due to take place in New York on the 19th of April but COVID-19 saw the event postponed.
Thanks to an Executive Order 20-91 signed on the 9th of April by Governor Ron DeSantis, UFC were given permission to stage UFC 249 behind closed doors. Despite the event taking place successfully, there were so many issues leading up to the staging of UFC 249 and fans did not have the opportunity to get excited about the event.
Thankfully, that’s all about to change and there are many reasons to be excited about UFC. It has emerged the company, led by Dana White, have been busy constructing a venue known as ‘Fight Island’. The idea of this first came about when White was searching for a venue to stage UFC 249 and although it didn’t happen, it will be in place for UFC 250. “Hopefully, it will be done by mid-June, and I could put on a fight the weekend that it’s done or end of June,” said White.
This is a thrilling prospect for both the fighters and fans. Having one venue designed specifically to stage UFC events has never happened before. If it is successful, who knows where it might lead in the future and we could see plenty more UFC matches at ‘Fight Island’ or other specially constructed venues around the world.
Of course, the main reason why fans cannot wait for the return of UFC is to see the best fighters in the world in action. That includes Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov, which could be the first contest staged on the island. This will open the perfect opportunity for UFC betting, something which has been extremely limited in recent months.
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In a world where it is often difficult to know who to believe, one thing you can guarantee with UFC is the chance to feel and see something real, something raw. Some fights may only last 30 seconds whereas others will go the distance but that’s all part of the spectacle. Fans have missed the opportunity to become engrossed in a big UFC event, with fighters from around the world convening in one location to show off their talent.
It is believed Dana White’s Fight Island could be in the Caribbean. This provides easy access via an International Airport and remains as close as possible to North America. In truth, UFC fans will not care where it is as long as regular UFC events are back up and running as soon as possible.