Khabib vs Gaethje could be in front of fans as UFC try to get the audience onto Fight Island for a huge title clash
The UFC could welcome back fans on Fight Island for the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
Khabib and Gaethje headline UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, the promotion’s fourth pay-per-view event at the brand new Flash Forum.
But so far it has only hosted behind closed doors fights.
according to DCT marketing director Saeed Rashed Al Saeed, a strategy to allow fans into the arena is being drawn up.
He told The Hotelier: “We are currently studying how to bring fans into UFC 254.
“Right now we’re going through how to segregate fans from people inside the bubble but still get them inside the space in a safe manner.
“If everything goes to plan we’ll be announcing this soon. It’s not confirmed yet but the plan is in place but it needs to be endorsed.
“I’m optimistic but health and safety cannot be compromised. That is our priority, it will not happen unless it is foolproof.”
UFC boss Dana White has continued to stage events behind closed doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, both Stateside and abroad.