Dana White Hints at 2 UFC Events on Same Day in the Near Future

Adam OsterkampContributor IIISeptember 28, 2011

NEW YORK - MARCH 24:  Dana White, president of the UFC, speaks at a press conference for UFC 111 at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Dana White and the UFC are planning on having multiple events on the same day in the near future, according to Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports.

White was quoted as saying, “When we go to Japan next year, we’re going to be putting on a show at the same time in Las Vegas.”

White wasn’t too forthcoming on the details however. When asked about how he and the UFC planned on televising and executing multiple events on the same day, he simply said, “You’ll see.”

The logistics behind running two events simultaneously can be tricky. White is still playing this one close to the chest, but he will be sure to release more information about the fights as the event date nears.

The UFC has an event scheduled at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on Feb. 26, which would be taking place in the early afternoon local time, and air live in the States on the evening of the 25th.

Although White has yet to officially confirm a date, these dates are most likely when the two events will be taking place.

Having two events on the same day is a great thing not only for both the company and fight fans.

For the UFC, it will indicate continued growth and success after their deal with Fox goes through in November.

For us fight fans, it means that we will continue to get more of what we want: fights!

As the UFC continues to grow and evolve, so will the sport of mixed martial arts. That means more high quality, well-rounded fighters, and more big events year-round.