- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 7, 2020

UFC president Dana White told ESPN he has secured a private island to stage future fights amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

White said work has begun on the island to host events. The long-time UFC president did not elaborate on the setup, but the MMA league has been forced to postpone a series of events because of the coronavirus.

In the meantime, White also said that the UFC has agreed to stage events at an undisclosed U.S. location for the time being. The league plans to hold fights without a live audience.

The UFC has faced logistical issues for its international fighters, many of whom are banned from traveling.

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.”

UFC’s next event is still planned for April 18. 

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