There’s been a lot of talk about a UFC event taking place in Hawaii over the years, but several comments by company president Dana White during a press event on Friday made the potential bout seem like more than just a pipedream.
Speaking to reporters ahead of UFC 219 in Las Vegas, White said that he had “changed” his mind regarding a possible UFC Hawaii event.
“I've always been afraid of doing it outside, plus it rains every ten minutes there, but we're working on it and we really want to do it," said White. "And obviously, with a Hawaiian champion now too, it makes a lot of sense. We’re working on it.”
Aloha Stadium would be the most suitable location for a UFC PPV event given its size, and UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has campaigned for an event in Hawaii over the past several years.
"I think Hawaii deserves this event,” Holloway told Hawaii News Now earlier this month. “Just give us a chance."