UFC kingpin Dana White is doing everything possible to give fans their MMA fix.
Despite Khabib Nurmagomedov dropping out of UFC 249, the event is still on after Justin Gaethje was drafted in to face Tony Ferguson on April 18.
But with the coronavirus pandemic locking down much of the world, White is getting creative as he looks to keep the Ultimate Fighting Championship going.
Where is Dana White's private island?
WHITE is reportedly looking to hire his own private island in a bid to keep UFC afloat.
With UFC 250 scheduled for early May, the MMA boss is desperate to secure a safe environment to stage his pay-per-view shows.
And according to TMZ, the 50-year-old is closing in on a remarkable deal to host future dust-ups on a private island.
It would means flying the fighters out on private jets after setting up an Octagon on the secluded location.
He said: "I’m also a day or two away from securing a private island.
"I have a private island that I’ve secured. We’re getting the infrastructure put in now, so I’m going to start doing the international fights, too, with the international fighters.
“I’m not going to be able to get the international fighters, all of them into the US, so I have a private island.
"I’m going to start flying them all into the private island and start doing international fights from there. So as of April 18, the UFC is back up and running.
"We have all our own planes and everything we’re going to fly into the island with the fighters.”
Despite White revealing all this on April 6, there is still no indication of exactly where this private island could be.
Has UFC 249 location been confirmed?
WHITE has confirmed that a location has been secured to host UFC 249.
But the event will take place behind closed doors, with no crowd in attendance.
He revealed: "I locked this venue [that will host UFC 249] for two months.
“I have this venue for two months, and we’re setting up shop here. We’re going to be pumping out fights every week.
White also confirmed that everyone would be 'kept safe' during production when the issue of Covid-19 testing was raised.
He continued: "I’m ready to get back. You keep people in their houses for too long without entertainment, people are going to start losing their minds.
"And we need to start figuring out solutions. That’s what we’re doing. We’re going to keep everyone safe and we’re going to pull this thing off."
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