Dana White has spent the last few weeks telling the world that “Fight Island is real” and now the UFC president has confirmed the start date for the UFC’s remarkable event workaround during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and former world champion boxer Tony Bellew on their “Talk the Talk” podcast, White revealed his plans for “Fight Island” are ready to go, with the first event set to take place on June 27.

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If that date holds firm, that would mean the first show on “Fight Island” would feature a main event between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, who are already booked to fight in the headline bout on that date.

It would be an explosive main event to kick off the UFC’s most outlandish plan yet but, according to the UFC supremo, it was far from an easy undertaking.

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