UFC Gets Private Island, Is Now Basically A Fighting Game

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UFC Gets Private Island, Is Now Basically A Fighting Game

Unlike most sports, which are just riding this whole Covid-19 thing out, the UFC is out there trying to get back underway as quickly as possible. By taking what used to be a fairly conventional combat sport and turning it into the plot of a Tekken game.

UFC boss Dana White has “secured” the use of a private island, where he’s hoping all international fighters legally able to be transported there can arrive later this month and get fighting.

White has the island—whose location is still unknown—for two months, and plans to be staging fights there on a weekly basis.

In terms of how safe or legal this is, the UFC says every person involved will be screened before being allowed into the facilities, where they’ll presumably be living for the duration of…whatever you want to call this.

Before you label White as some kind of madman, know that at least one other major sports league—Australia’s entire National Rugby League competition—has been publicly talking about a similar idea for a while now.

This is kinda dumb and reckless and may violate all kinds of laws countries have imposed regarding international travel during this pandemic. It would also constitute genuine international sport, something millions of people are crying out for at the moment, and is also the closest we may ever get to seeing a 90s fighting game storyline (or Enter the Dragon) come to life.

Comments

  • yeah travel bans might just be an issue here. that and depending on what island they may not be allowed to gather that many people.

  • If they can set it up and have comprehensive testing procedures adhered to. Plus all the fighters they get being A-OK with it, then why the fuck not.

    If they got a big group of fighters moved there for fights for say a couple months. Then Had a full decontamination of the facilities when they leave. Then bring in another large group of fighters (with full testing). Keep fights fresh, fighters and crew safe, and no one away from society/family too long.

    Certainly seems like it could work well compared to the NRL trying the same. NRL having over a dozen teams of 20+ people, compared to only really needing like a couple dozen fighters.

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