Back in early April, UFC president Dana White first made mention of an island to host events centered around international fighters during the global coronavirus pandemic, and three months later it’s happening. Starting July 11 with UFC 251, the promotion will hold four events in 15 days on “Fight Island,” a.k.a. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
How is the promotion pulling this off? What’s it like being part of this? What’s happening behind the scenes? MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan is on site to provide a first-hand account of the experience of the first leg of the journey, from the trip over to the conclusion of UFC 251.
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