UFC president Dana White and some of his promotion’s biggest stars are heading down to Georgia.
Officials announced Monday that there will be a special UFC Seasonal Press Conference this Friday at 12 p.m. ET at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, featuring White and champions Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes, Henry Cejudo, and Rose Namajunas, as well as the respective challengers for their upcoming bouts, Thiago Santos, Holly Holm, Marlon Moraes, and Jessica Andrade.
The press release notes that more athletes are expected to be added to the schedule.
UFC 236 takes place at State Farm Arena on Saturday.
Welterweight contender Ben Askren announced via social media that he will be at the presser, changing his tune after claiming that he wouldn’t be needed due to upcoming opponent Jorge Masvidal being “scared to show up.”
Well just got word from the boss @danawhite that I’m back in for the press conference. Who’s read to have some fun!!!— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) April 8, 2019
The event will be open to the public.