Dana White targeting UFC 264, Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier for Las Vegas
With the UFC returning to stay occasions with fans in attendance in April, company president Dana White on Saturday beneficial MMAWeekly.com that he’s targeting UFC 264 for a return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He furthermore hopes that the match will characteristic the trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
UFC 261 is currently slated for April 24 in Jacksonville, Fla. That match will characteristic three championship bouts, but perchance overshadowing that is the undeniable reality that this would possibly well presumably per chance per chance be the promotion’s first match with a fleshy rental of fans. The VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena is already equipped out to the tune of 15,000 fans.
With Florida opening up, the thought is fans is presumably not required to social distance or cloak up. The UFC did, alternatively, embody a warning to fans procuring for tickets to the match that by procuring tickets they authorized the probability of presumably contracting COVID-19 on the match, and that they’d not defend the UFC or the venue liable in the occasion that they did.
Though that strategy has been met with heavy criticism from some, there are others who are engaging to movement fleshy steam ahead. Rely Dana White amongst them.
UFC 262 is furthermore already scheduled for Might presumably per chance unbiased 15 on the Toyota Center in Houston, the place the venue is again expected to be at fleshy ability.
Dana White admits to wanting crowds attend in Las Vegas in July
When requested by MMAWeekly.com about UFC 264, which is tentatively deliberate for July 10, White admitted that he’s targeting a return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for that match. Though the UFC has held the extensive majority of its occasions at its Apex facility in Las Vegas since pandemic induced boundaries had been place in place, they haven’t been allowed to have faith fleshy-ability crowds there.
White hopes to substitute that with UFC 264, and desires to come attend to crowds on the UFC’s house turf with a blockbuster trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
McGregor defeated Poirier in their first bout at UFC 178 in September of 2014. Poirier returned the favor in their more contemporary bout at UFC 257 in January. Poirier received the rematch by strategy of a second-spherical stoppage with a masterful performance.
If he’s ready to line up Poirier vs. McGregor 3 for UFC 264, White furthermore agreed that it would possibly per chance presumably per chance per chance originate sense to both e book Justin Gaethje in a supporting bout or to even have faith him lined up as an outright attend-up in case both of the principle match warring parties had been to drop out for any cause.
Dana White targets UFC 264, Poirier vs. McGregor 3 to come attend crowds to Vegas
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