UFC head honcho Dana White spoke to the media at the post-event press conference for “Dana White’s Contender Series 32” and had major details lined up for the upcoming shows.
White discussed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return to UFC, which will take place at UFC 254 against Interim Champion Justin Gaethje.
Khabib’s popularity outside of the United States will result in UFC 254 taking place in the afternoon, which will be great news for the fans in Europe and the Middle East.
“Yes, It’s going to be [European] time friendly. Yes, it will. It will happen in the afternoon here.”
UFC 254 will see the return to the Fight Island, which had a successful outing the first time around.
The company hosted UFC 242 in UAE last year, in order to capitalize on Khabib’s tremendous popularity in the region.
The undefeated Khabib will most likely be competing in one of the final bouts of his career, as he is rumored to fight just two more matches inside the Octagon.