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Dana White Says Big Return To Denver Has Long Been A Priority

The UFC announced earlier this summer that they would be taking the big show back to Denver, Colorado for the first time since Ultimate Ultimate in 1995.

That card, which featured a tournament that saw the likes of Dan Severn, Oleg Taktarov, Tank Abbot and Marco Ruas compete against one another (with Severn eventually defeating Taktarov to take the tourney) will look a far cry from the event that the UFC is now scheduled to bring to the Mile High City.

Though still materializing, the fight card is expected to be headlined by phenomenal UFC light heavyweight champion Jonny “Bones” Jones and standout MMA personality Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who will be squaring off with the belt on the line in Jones’ first title defense.

Aside from that, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes will take on perpetual motion machine Diego Sanchez and a whole host of exciting supporting bouts which have yet to be made official. Speaking with’s Conner Cordova, UFC president Dana White explained that it was important to the promotion — and has been for some time — to bring back an impressive card to Denver.

“We knew that we wanted to bring a big, exciting card back to Denver, and we finally got it done,” said the UFC boss.

Check out White’s full interview with MMAWeekly below.