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DeSantis, Florida Open ‘Oasis of Freedom’ With 100% Indoor Capacity for UFC 261

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joined UFC President Dana White to welcome the first major sold-out sporting event at an indoor arena in the U.S.  VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena — a multi-purpose arena in Jacksonville, Florida — has a capacity of up to 15,000, and White said last month the tickets sold out in minutes, marking one of the fastest sellouts in UFC history.  “When this whole COVID thing started, I told you we would be first — I told you that we would figure out a way to get through this but to do that we had to have a place to go,” White said during Thursday’s press conference. “Florida was the leader in getting things open.”  “When this whole #COVID thing started, I told you we would be first — I told you we would figure out a way to get through this but to do that we had to have a place to go … #Florida was the leader in getting things open,” @danawhite said. #UFC261 @Outkick pic.twitter.com/xjUrsdGYQh— meg turner (@megnturner_) April 22, 2021 DeSantis referred to the state as an “oasis of freedom” and said it will be the first “full-throttle sporting event since […]

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Written by Megan Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.