UFC President Dana White wants to make a UFC event in Hawaii with featherweight champion Max Holloway on the card.
White was in Honolulu, Hawaii over the weekend at Trinity Kings 8. In the stellar fight, Alex Munoz beat Troy Lamson. Munoz is a lightweight Team Alpha Male who beat Nick Newell in Contender Series.
The UFC president was in the ringside with Holloway and Urijah Faber. After the event, he spoke with KHON 2 about the possibility of holding an event in Hawaii.
“Max loves him very much, ” White said. “Listen, we want to come here. We love this place we will eventually resolve this. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens. Do you want it? Does the tourist office want it? Will they do it or not? If they do, we will go. If not, we understand it.”
UFC has not yet managed to finalize an event in Hawaii, where fans and the press has made criticism considering that Bellator has already held events in recent years. To himself, White indicated that the bureaucracy is responsible for the UFC not holding events in that place.
What is clear, is that White is interested in finally achieving the event. White said he loved being in Hawaii for this billboard at UFC Fight Pass, and who knows, maybe the octagon will come to that place next year.
“This place has been the place of MMA since the late 1990s. I haven’t been here for a fight a long time ago, so it was good to be back,” he said. “I had Max with me watching local talent, but the star fight was what interested me. It was great”. I like being here watching fights.”