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In a Q & A session hosted by Laura Sanko on ESPN+, UFC president Dana White answered some fan questions for about 45 minutes. During the Q & A session, White gave us some insight on the future of the UFC. From future matchups, to when fans may be returning to the fights, this Q & A session was full of information that fans wanted to know.
Here are three things we learned.
Fans may be returning to the stands at UFC 257
Like all of us, White shared the sentiment that he is excited to feel the energy of the fans again in 2021. When asked about when he thinks fans may return to the stands, White said it could happen as soon as Jan. 23 at UFC 257. Sanko seemed a bit shocked White gave this response and asked him if he could confirm that fans will be returning at UFC 257. To this White told fans to “poke around” at flights to Abu Dhabi as there was a possibility of being able to see the highly anticipated return of Conor McGregor at UFC 257 in person. He also said that he hopes International Fight Week will have fans and will probably be on Fight Island.
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier will be for the No. 1 contender, co-main is a backup
White revealed in the Q & A session that the UFC 257 rematch between McGregor and Dustin Poirier will determine the next No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight championship. He also told fans that the clash between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler was put on the UFC 257 card to serve as a backup for the main event.
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2 should go down in April
Fight fans excited to see the rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou were given word from White that the fight will probably happen in April. The pair first met in Jan. 2018 at UFC 220, a matchup that saw Miocic win by unanimous decision.
UFC 257 takes place on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, live from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.
Published at Wed, 06 Jan 2021 03:17:26 +0000