Dana White : I will give Khabib as much time off as he needs

“He’s going to fight when he calls me,” White said about Nurmagomedov at the UFC Fight Island 2 post-fight press conference. “Khabib’s dad just died. When he’s ready, he’ll let me know.”

With Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje delayed for the time being, it appears the UFC is moving towards Adesanya vs. Costa as the headliner for the September pay-per-view card.

When asked about that matchup, White claimed the fight wasn’t “done” yet but he did address the potential location for UFC 253. As the organization plans a return to the U.S. in August, it seems Fight Island might be revisited the following month.

“Probably be here [in Abu Dhabi],” White answered when asked about UFC 253’s location.

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