While the rest of the world is stuck at home watching Netflix and eating junk food, Dana White is moving full steam ahead with the UFC.
White has secured a secret venue for UFC 249 and will be hosting some events on a private island, so there’s not really much time for ‘Netflix and chill’ at the UFC headquarters — or “chillin’ and Netflix”, as White calls it.
“I’m proud of my crew and how hard everyone’s worked on this,” White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in a recent interview. “We could all be sitting at home and relaxin’ and Netflix or however that thing goes; chillin’ and Netflix or whatever it is. I don’t do that sh-t, so I don’t know what the term is but we’ve been working hard and I’m proud of my crew. We’ve pulled this thing off and, as usual, I really don’t care what anyone thinks.”
Despite mounting criticism from the media about hosting a sporting event in the midst of a global pandemic, UFC 249 will go ahead as planned on April 18. The highly anticipated pay-per-view will feature a headlining interim lightweight title bout between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje and is reported to take place at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California.