White expects Abu Dhabi to host various title fights


With one show left in July, UFC on ESPN 14 on Saturday, White says the UFC is expected to return to Abu Dhabi again in fall. He says Abu Dhabi will play host to some of the biggest title fights, including UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next title defense.

“The shows that we bring here, this is the only international destination for fights,” White told The National. “So all the biggest and the baddest fights coming up that we have are going to be here.

“If you look at our roster of champions, they’re from all over the world. So the biggest, baddest fights over the next God knows how long are going to be here in Abu Dhabi. That’s why I’m saying Abu Dhabi is going to be looked at as the new fight capital of the world. It used to be Las Vegas. It definitely isn’t Las Vegas right now.”

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