There have been two main homes for the UFC since the outbreak of the coronavirus, with those homes being the UFC Apex and Fight Island.
The UFC will end their second run on Fight Island this Saturday with UFC 254, but it seems like the Abu Dhabi Department Of Culture And Tourism wants the UFC to return to Fight Island in the future.
“Return to UFC Fight Island” associate project manager Nour Al Harmoodi told MMA Junkie. “It demonstrates, really, Abu Dhabi’s readiness and capabilities to host such world-class sporting events and tourism events, in general,” Al Harmoodi said. “It has that infrastructure, it has that build, it has that manpower to host such a spectacle of an event, so we’ve taken such great measures to be able to make this happen, from health and safety procedures and protocols, following both government and private entities that are making this happen – working very hard and diligently to make this happen. We’re trying to tell the world that, ‘Hey, Abu Dhabi is ready for you to come here.'”
After UFC 254, the UFC will return to the UFC Apex through the majority of November for a series of Fight Night, pay-per-view and Contender Series cards. Al Harmoodi says that Abu Dhabi is ready to host more UFC cards for the foreseeable future.
“We are looking forward to hosting UFC again and again,” Al Harmoodi said. “We are happy for the UFC to call Abu Dhabi its fighting capital of the world.”
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