UFC is going back to Fight Island. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC head honcho Dana White did very well to exploit the lack of live sports during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic earlier this summer and in the spring. While team sports have returned, White is not about to put his foot on the brakes, as he told TMZ Sports on Wednesday that UFC will return to Fight Island:

“Everybody wants to go there now. Octagon girls all wanna go there, everybody wants to go! We’re working on fights right now for the next run. Obviously, a lot of the big international stars will fight over there and s—t, I mean, this next trip over there, I’ll probably end up being there for 5 weeks.”

Heading to Abu Dhabi for major events over the past couple of months proved to be a success for White and the UFC. Pretty much in a bubble as virus cases continued to increase in the United States, events such as UFC 251 went off without any real issues.

The idea of building an entire island to host these events amid a global pandemic was first brought up by White during the spring. Everything came together, leading to some tremendous bouts in the Middle Eastern nation.

White also made sure to tell TMZ Sports that he’s set to announce some huge fights at Yas Island for either September or October.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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