‘Fight Island’ looks to be one step closer to becoming a reality, after ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC is in the midst of exploring the possibilities of various fights and dates to hold on the mysterious offshore destination for which details are still scant.
Per Helwani, it seems as though July appears the most likely start date for the plan which is designed as a means to have fighters from outside the United States face opponents based inside the country, as a means to overcome travel restrictions put in place amid the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.
The latter two for UFC 250 on June 6.
Also, starting to hear more chatter about Fight Island events in the summer (July). No specific location yet but for the first time it feels more real with specific dates and fights being discussed.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 20, 2020
While there isn’t much to speak of in terms of speculation as to who might be in the cage when Fight Island finally gets going, Dana White has been vocal in his insistence that plans are in a late stage of being arranged and further details are expected in the coming days and weeks.