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Dana White is close to announcing UFC card in England

Dana White is close to announcing UFC card in England

Dana White is planning for a pay-per-view UFC event in England.

The UFC president says that the success of English fighters such as Leon Edwards and Tom Aspinall means that the country is the ideal venue to stage a numbered fight card.

White told TNT Sports: “I have an English heavyweight champion [Aspinall] and lots of other European stars.

"There are two champions now out of England, so we have these teams that build all their different pieces to the puzzle.

"Then we come together with me, and then I start trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together.

"I have got great fights lined up for the UK fans, and I'm excited to get back there."

White also hinted that an announcement for a major UFC event in Britain is just a matter of "days" away.

He said: "Literally days, we’re right there working on the stuff. We got some bad-ass plans for England.

“It’ll be a numbered, pay-per-view card."

Meanwhile, White is preparing for the landmark UFC 300 in Las Vegas next month and thinks the blockbuster event is the "greatest combat sports card ever assembled".

He explained: "When you look at UFC 300, we have 12 former and current UFC champions or interim champions.

"There are seven pound-for-pound fighters, and almost every single fight features a rank contender.

"There are 16 ranking fighters in total, and it's expected to break every record at the T Mobile Arena with a $15 million gate. So, UFC 300 is the greatest combat sports card ever assembled."

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