The UFC is determined to continue holding shows during the COVID-19 global pandemic, and has secured two locations, believed to be in Florida and Fiji, to hold shows. UFC president Dana White says fighters will not be pressured to compete if they don't wish to. Although fighters are not paid unless they fight, Kai Kara-France doesn't believe it's time yet.
Kiwi flyweight Kai Kara-France has turned down a spot on UFC's first 'Fight Island' card, but won't rule out a future appearance on the isolated venue.
The mixed martial arts franchise has been forced to cancel several fight cards, due to the coronavirus pandemic, prompting president Dane White to consider alternate plans.
The promoter has secured an "undisclosed location", set to stage its first fight night on May 10.
Top 10-ranked flyweight Kara-France was offered a bout against American Alex Perez, but after talking to coaches and family, he felt the risk was too high, given all the unknowns, so he turned it down.