JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During pandemic times, UFC president Dana White has made it clear: He only likes dealing with cities and jurisdictions that make his life easy.
With frequent trips to Florida and Texas, White has hit some of the same stops for big pay-per-view events. Jacksonville and Houston have been two favorites, but more recently Columbus, Ohio, and London entered the mix.
All across the country, restrictions are peeling back. The next step is for the UFC to add some cities into the rotation, something White said at a UFC 273 post-fight news Saturday the promotion is working on.
“We’re going to go everywhere,” White told reporters, including MMA Junkie. “… We’re talking about possibly Boston, back to New York again. We’re looking at Austin. That’s Texas, though. They don’t want to hear Texas. They want to hear another state. They’re tired of Texas and Florida. Salt Lake City, Utah. That’s right, Salt Lake. Seattle, we were looking at. Toronto.”
As for cities and countries abroad, that’s where the waters become a bit more muddied. White shot down both Australia or Mexico as countries the UFC could return to in the short-term. Puerto Rico, White said, is somewhere on he’d like to go eventually, however. The promotion has never held an event there.
Check out White’s full UFC 273 post-fight news conference in the video above.