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Dana White Gives Very Positive Update On The UFC Returning To Ireland

Dana White Gives Very Positive Update On The UFC Returning To Ireland
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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Speaking at a press conference at UFC 289, Dana White responded to a question over when and whether the UFC will be coming back to Ireland.

Given the rise of welterweight Ian Garry, who is now ranked, and McGregor's presence on The Ultimate Fighter, Irish interest in MMA is on the rise again.

White's answer certainly gave further hope that a UFC event could be coming to Dublin in the coming years, for the first time since 2015.

When you think about where the world has been for the last three years, or whatever it's been, there's still so many places that we have to get out to, that we haven't been to in a while.

But Ireland is definitely one of them. One of the greatest events I've ever been a part of was in Ireland. The night that Conor won that fight there and literally the entire stadium threw their beers up in the air and it was one of the coolest events I've ever been to.

So Ireland is a place we definitely want to get back to so lets see what happens with Ian and what we can do there.

UFC Could Be On Its Way Back To Dublin


READ HERE: Dubliner Ian Garry Secures TKO Win On Huge UFC 285 Card


White also gave his opinion on the outrageous scenes at the NBA finals, which saw Conor McGregor hospitalise the Miami Heat mascot during a mid-game skit.

"I saw the Deontay Wilder one too. What’s up with mascots getting punched in the face by professional fighters? What do you expect?

"What are those mascot things made out of, unless you’re like the Golden Knights mascot…with a metal helmet, I wouldn’t have professional fighters punch me in the face if I was a mascot, doesn’t seem like the brightest thing in the world.”


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