Dana White Says UFC Will Go To Arizona On May 30th If Las Vegas Isn’t Ready

The UFC recently moved a planned event on May 23rd back to May 30th as they await news on whether Las Vegas will allow them to host shows there, but Dana White has now insisted that one way or another the event will go ahead, even if they have to host it elsewhere.

Following UFC 249 on Saturday night White revealed that their current back-up plan is to head to Arizona.

“That’s where I’ll go, that’s 100% where I’ll go,” White confirmed to reporters.

That confident statement comes after Arizona’s own governor, Doug Ducey gave the greenlight for sporting events to take place there.

“We have had discussions with leaders with some of these leagues, and they all know they are welcome to operate, play and perform in the state of Arizona.”

Still, in an ideal world White would like to stick with their original plan since Las Vegas is the UFC’s home city and there recently built APEX facility would be the perfect place to host events during the coronavirus pandemic.

The main event for the show has not been announced yet, but is believed to featue former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley going up against the in-form Gilbert Burns, while Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers is also on the current line-up.

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