There is no more eccentric sport that steals more headlines and is more sensational than the UFC. It's a small wonder that sport has skyrocketed in recent years, including for Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, and Chuck Liddell. When the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world and canceled sporting events everywhere, it gave Dana White's plans for sport a new twist in 2020. In the midst of numerous speculative tweets, forum posts and news articles with different sources, two words were consistent: "Fight Island." This was the term for White's workaround – avoiding lock rules in the process ̵
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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are said to (again) clash
Two UFC's biggest names, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, have been linked to a competition on the so-called "Fight Island". The two have fierce rivalries and an eventful history after having fought twice with one win per person in UFC 196 and UFC 202. McGregor called Diaz at UFC 246 after his win over Cerrone in early 2020 and said, "Let's go, Nathan, let's go, brother! Number three, it's always here, so we're right here, Nathan."  2
& # 39; Fight Island & # 39; could become an integral part
If it works, White's vision for the & # 39; Fight Island & # 39; – originally reported as a one-off – could become an integral part of the UFC calendar. "It will be interesting to see how this thing develops over the next year or so. That's why investing in the Battle Island makes so much sense to me," said Dana White. "Who knows how sport will change after this pandemic … it's going to be an interesting year. Fight Island will be around for a while."
Yes, the octagon will be on the beach
Talking about ESPN White confirmed that in addition to highly qualified training facilities and hotels with "first-class infrastructure" for fighters, he also "an octagon on the beach sets up ". There will be training facilities for people there. "At the end of the project, & # 39; Fight Island & # 39; becomes a target for fighters who have to clash.
UFC will continue to respect the social distancing measures of the coronavirus.
Also applies to a remote island Rules, regulations, and safety advice should still be followed, which is especially important if the fighters return home after their stay on "Fight Island". "This will be a problem, the whole thing if you have to go you quarantine, "said White." Probably something we need to deal with. Me too, I'm going over there. I will probably have to quarantine two weeks before I get home. But that will be the new world we live in. ""
& # 39; Fight Island & # 39; may be the first sporting event to return from coronavirus
Despite doubts about White's legitimacy in building the island, the UFC president has confirmed that health concerns remain. "We will be the first sport back," said White. "Fight Island is real. It's a real thing. The infrastructure is under construction and that will really happen. It will be on ESPN."
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