UFC London: Dana White says announcement could come ‘in coming weeks’

An announcement around UFC London could come in the “coming weeks”, according to promotion president Dana White.

A London Card was held in February or March each year between 2016 and 2019, with the 2020 edition of the event being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

No cards have been held up in the English capital in 2021, but White hinted that UK fans will soon receive some good news around an event.

“I’ll just tell you this: we’ll come to London, we’ll figure London out,” the UFC president said. BT Sports.

“I would like to announce in the next few weeks that we are coming back to the UK and going to the O2 [Arena] and put on a great show for you guys.

“We’re coming to London, and we’ve got some big things coming to the UK over the next two years, so I’m really excited about that.

“I want to say thank you to all the fans, they hung on for a long time as we fought and struggled and tried to figure out how to deliver it to you guys out there.

“We have good things to do, so I’m excited.”

White added: “The UK is one of the territories I’m really excited about, and I haven’t been this excited about it since 2003 or 2004 or something like that.”

It is not yet clear which fights would feature on a UFC London card if it were to take place in March as planned.

The canceled 2020 edition of the event was to be headlined by a fight between Briton Leon Edwards and former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

Prior to 2016, London had hosted UFC events seven times, while Manchester had hosted four cards since the promotion began. Birmingham has hosted two UFC events, while Liverpool, Newcastle and Nottingham have hosted one each.

Two Scottish events took place in Glasgow, while Belfast hosted two Northern Irish events.

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