The calendar turned to July on Wednesday and started the countdown toward UFC 251. This is the first fight on Fight Island, which is actually Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Dana White and the fight promotion celebrated the occasion by releasing an update video. This short clip showed the construction progress and revealed that the fights will actually take place on the beach.
When the UFC fans saw this video, they expressed a mixture of surprise and excitement. Some were fired up when they saw the octagon sitting on the sand. Having the water serve as the backdrop will provide a unique feel during UFC 251 and the other July events, and these fans are ready for the change. Others were surprised that this is actually taking place. They viewed White's announcement as a "Fyre Festival" situation and never expected the fights to take place. Seeing the construction made the upcoming Fight Island events a reality.
All they need are lions chained up around the octagon now.— MemePolitico (@MemePolitico2) June 30, 2020
I still think fight island sounds like a better reality show— ttv:stratasphere555 (@GStrata) June 30, 2020
So hyped. pic.twitter.com/mES5ACHDqI— Onlymmafans (@onlymmafans) June 30, 2020
Everyone's reaction when Fight Island was announce at first pic.twitter.com/fVZvtxjgkK— Akka Tips (@akkatips) June 30, 2020
Love that octagon at the beach.— Oscar Ga (@OscarGaaa) June 30, 2020
Fight island is going to be fire. When it's finished.— Dylan (@Drb4L) June 30, 2020
Is it really fight island tho?— obviouslyaburneraccount🇵🇷 (@guayabaconcoco) June 30, 2020
things you do for love— Tolulope (@toluadek) June 30, 2020
Brilliant!! 💪💯— JrockAvelli (@AvelliJrock) June 30, 2020
Hasn’t Dana white watched Fyre Festival?— bob (@bob32379233) June 30, 2020
Gilligans island 🌴— B (@Bobby_Maupin) June 30, 2020
Damn uncle Dana, no one will top that. Hahahahahahahaha...— Ian Chairul (@ian_chairul) June 30, 2020