A few days after Anderson Silva beat the living blank out of Stephan Bonnar in a massive middleweight "fight" in Rio de Janiero, UFC president Dana White said again he really wants to do a big fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Sooner the better.
On a media conference call today to promote the UFC, and the TV show The Ultimate Fighter, I asked White how close they are to making a big fight at Cowboys Stadium a reality.
"It just depends on how everyhting lines up; what big fights we can make. What injuries (fighters are dealing with)," White said. "We are planning to do a big fight there."
White, the Cowboys and UFC are not going to hold just some fight at Cowboys Stadium.
I asked White about a potential timeline and he said, "As soon as we can make that a big fight; we are hoping to sell 100,000 tickets."
That could mean Georges St. Pierre vs. Silva. That would do it.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has previously expressed great enthusiasm to host a UFC event, and a six-digit attendance figure would be beneficial to both sides.
From a scheduling standpoint from the Cowboys side, the earliest we could expect is February. Hopefully in the spring we will see the UFC come to Arlington.
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