“We’ll stay at the cozy APEX and do our thing for the rest of the year,” Dana White reveals UFC Fight Nights will stay in Las Vegas for 2021

The UFC president Dana White revealed that UFC Fight Nights will be hosted in Las Vegas only until the whole country gets opened up.

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Dana White
Dana White

With ease in COVID-19 travel restrictions around the US, the UFC is coming back on track eventually. Starting in April, Dana White hosted UFC’s first pay-per-view with a full capacity crowd.

Now, the promotion also hosted UFC 262 with a full crowd and it will continue to do this for the upcoming pay per views as well. Over the years, the world’s largest MMA promotion has been traveling around the different parts of the world to connect more with the crowd.

After these pay-per-views, the people were speculating UFC to move Fight Nights to other parts of the country as well. But after UFC 262 post-fight interview Dana White revealed the promotion isn’t planning to move out of Las Vegas for fight nights.

White says, “We’re not even looking at traveling for Fight Nights, We didn’t even have gates in our budget until October or November, so right now to start trying to find places for Fight Nights, it just makes no sense. We’ll stay at the cozy APEX and do our thing for the rest of the year, I think.” {H/T Bloody Elbow}

Dana White said they’ll start moving fight nights when the whole country opens up

UFC Apex, Las Vegas
UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Now UFC will be heading to Arizona, next month for UFC 263. Dana White also made it clear that they are not looking for permanently hosting fights in Las Vegas, as soon as the whole country opens up, they’ll start moving to different parts of the country.

White added, “One of the reasons that I believe personally that this sport has grown as big and fast as it is, is because we take this thing all over the world. We go into Oklahoma and places where people usually don’t get into fights. So the Fight Nights are a big part of our brand. We’ll continue to do it when the whole country opens up.” {H/T Bloody Elbow}

This weekend, UFC will be right back home at Apex facility to host the fight night between Cody Garbrandt and Rob Font.

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