Arizona is welcoming skilled sports activities again to the state and the UFC would possibly simply settle for the invitation.

On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey introduced that Arizona would invite skilled sports activities leagues to play there following stay-at-home orders to fight the continued coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve had discussions with leaders with a few of these leagues, and so they all know they’re welcome to function, play and carry out within the state of Arizona,” Ducey mentioned.

Now it seems the UFC may be one of many first main organizations to go to Arizona thanks largely to the state of Nevada remaining shut down in the interim.

Ideally, the UFC wish to transfer all occasions again to their APEX facility in Las Vegas however Nevada at the moment has a ban on all fight sports activities with no clear lower date on when that order shall be lifted.

If Nevada isn’t an possibility, UFC President Dana White already has plans to name Arizona residence… at the least in the interim.

“That’s the place I’ll go,” White confirmed when requested about bringing the UFC to Arizona at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN eight post-fight press convention. “That’s 100 p.c the place I’ll go.”

Arizona has hosted quite a few UFC occasions up to now with the final present going down in February 2019 in Phoenix when Francis Ngannou completed former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in the primary occasion.

With a deliberate present on Could 30, the UFC is holding out hope {that a} choice shall be made to permit them to return residence to Las Vegas but when that isn’t potential it’s clear White is able to transfer all the present to Arizona as their schedule strikes ahead in 2020.