Dana White reveals why UFC never paid visit to Hawaii
Now that Max Holloway is a UFC champion, he can be expected to keep pushing the promotion finally paying a visit to his home state.
Holloway has been pitching Hawaii as a UFC destination for years, well before he had a belt wrapped around his waist.
According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC would love to add Hawaii to its resume – but from a logistics standpoint, it’s not possible.
„Nobody wants to fly to Hawaii and do a show more than me and my staff,” White told MMAjunkie in an exclusive sit-down this past week. “Who wouldn’t want to go there? And the media? Everybody wants to go there. It’s a tough one to pencil.“
“They don’t have an arena. They have the outside bowl. I’m terrified to do anything outside with fighting. I used to spend a lot of time in Hawaii early on when we bought the company because there were a lot of good fights out there. It rains every 10 minutes. It’s raining, and then it’s beautiful out … it’s raining, then it’s beautiful out. It’s scary, man.”
„Six months ago, I said we wouldn’t do the (women’s) 125-pound division,” White said. “So I’m not saying no anymore. We’ll see what happens.”