Fighters share mixed reactions after Dana White announces full attendance crowd for UFC 261

Dana White, Ben Askren
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Fighters shared mixed reactions after Dana White announced that next month’s UFC 261 event will feature a full attendance crowd.

Earlier this evening, White took to Twitter where he proclaimed the UFC is “back” after securing a venue in Jacksonville, Florida for UFC 261. In addition to announcing that the event will showcase a full fan audience, the UFC boss also revealed that April’s pay-per-view event will be headlined by a welterweight title fight rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman.

Masvidal and Usman had originally met at UFC 251, with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ emerging victorious by way of unanimous decision. ‘Gamebred’ had taken that fight on just days notice and vowed that he would be able to stop Usman with a full camp. After Kamaru stated his interest in running things back with Jorge, Dana White and company decided to proceed with booking the rematch.

Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, Dana White, UFC 251

In addition to Jorge Masvidal vs. Kamaru Usman 2, next month’s UFC 261 event will also feature two women’s title fights. In the co-main event of the evening reigning flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko will take on former strawweight title holder Jessica Andrade.

As revealed by Dana White, April’s pay-per-view event will also feature the return of Weili Zhang who is set to defend her strawweight title against former division champion Rose Namajunas.

As seen below, fighters had mixed reactions to Dana White’s news that fans would be in attendance for UFC 261, and that Jorge Masvidal vs. Kamaru Usman 2 would be headlining the event.

More reactions to Dana White’s surprising announcement regarding UFC 261:

https://twitter.com/patrick_cote/status/1371620598187757571

https://twitter.com/RagingPandaMMA/status/1371641618818867202

https://twitter.com/RandyCosta135/status/1371623399856955393

What did you think of Dana White announcing that April’s UFC 261 event in Jacksonville will feature a full fan audience and be headlined by a welterweight title fight rematch between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman? Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!

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