Abu Dhabi said “No problem” about getting an outdoor venue set up in time for UFC 112 even though they only had a few months to get shit done. And no problems were had – the place is ready to go. Now all there is left to worry about is the weather. Here’s Dana White via Sportsnet on the topic:
“If it starts raining and the wind starts blowing … right now there’s no Plan B.”
Many outdoor MMA shows all around the globe have gone off without a hitch, but even in the most beautiful of climates, clouds of rain can appear out of nowhere.
“The high possibility of rain happening… it’s not gonna happen,” White said. “It’s not gonna rain there; we know it’s not gonna happen. It would have to be crazy for it to rain in Abu Dhabi.”
But, there is one weather predicament that the UFC president believes can pose a problem for those fighters who are stepping into the Octagon on Saturday.
“Wind could be a factor. It’s very dusty and sandy there. I’m worried about the wind.”
Sandstorms in the UFC are only welcome when they relate to Wanderlei Silva’s entrance. But after seeing a few outdoor events in crazy downpours like Jungle Fight 17 and being roughly 37.6% more entertained as a result, I think some epic sand could actually be kinda cool. In a clusterfuck kinda way, but still.
(pic via Watch Kalib Run)