White says Atlanta will host UFC event in September
As the Ultimate Fighting Championship lands for another go around in the U.K., UFC 85 takes place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, the company's president,
In a recent interview with
Though no venue was announced, sources indicate that the UFC will operate the September event, expected to be dubbed UFC 88, at the Philips Arena. The venue is a 21,000-seat arena that recently hosted its first mixed martial arts event, which was run by the American Fight League.
Liddell was supposed to have headlined Saturday's UFC 85 event, against
UFC 85 is now headlined by a bout pitting two-time former UFC welterweight champion
White also indicated in the interview that he would be making a significant announcement next week that, he expects, will shake up the mixed martial arts world.
There has been no reliable information on what the announcement is, but most speculation centers on a possible television deal that White has been working towards for the past couple of years.