The path to a UFC hosting an event in the 50th state continues to clear.
Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1’s UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White announced that the organization is coming to Hawaii.
White answered a question from former middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who inquired whether the UFC was going to Russia or Hawaii.
“We’re going to both,” White responded. “The question is, which one first?”
White indicated that his team was in London working on a Russia deal, while he thinks everybody is on board to work a UFC Hawaii event.
KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello was first to report in late January that the UFC had met with delegations from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Aloha Stadium in Las Vegas to discuss a potential event in the summer or fall of 2018 in Halawa.
The organization and the Hawaii delegations were planning to continue negotiations following Waianae native Max Holloway’s featherweight title defense on March 3, but Holloway was forced to pull out of the fight with a leg injury.
Negotiations are ongoing despite the injury.