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04/09/2013

UFC super fight still a possibility in 2013 at Cowboys Stadium

Anderson-silva-ufc-champ_mediumThis is a bone I will not drop because this is an event I desperately want to see at Cowboys Stadium - a UFC super fight.

On a conference call with reporters to promote the UFC on Fox card coming up on Saturday, April 21, I asked UFC president Dana White if he still thinks there is a chance of an event coming to Cowboys Stadium this year.

"Well, yeah," he said.

Here is the catch: 

"If we end up doing a super fight," White said "Dallas Cowboys Stadium is one we're looking at."

By my math, the very earliest this would happen is the fall of '13.

This means some of the bigger names need to win their next fight.

The fight that would be is the biggest draw is Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva (pictured). GSP won his most recent match against Nick Diaz on March 17. Anderson Silva is scheduled to fight Chris Weidman on July 6.

Personally, I'd like to see local fighter Johny "Big Rigg" Hendricks get his shot at GSP because he has earned that right.

For the sake of watching this event at Cowboys Stadium, and the growth of the sport, the ideal duo is GSP v. Silva. But this dream super fight matchup is beginning to feel like boxing's version of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. It should happen, but it won't.

I tried to press Dana a little more on the possibility of having an event at Cowboys Stadium in '13, and he said: "Let's see, this year if we did a super fight - I'm throwing it out there just to make a point - say you have a Georges St. Pierre and Anderson. You look at Las Vegas because you always look at Vegas. Cowboys Stadium, Toronto and Brazil."

Dana is not ruling it out, but as each day passes 2014 looks like the more likely scenario of seeing a UFC super fight at Cowboys Stadium.

(BTW - UFC of Fox begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.  The main card airs live on FOX at 7 p.m. The prelims on FX at 4 p.m. FUEL TV previews the card the week before on signature shows UFC TONIGHT and UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER, and also carries the WEIGH-IN SHOW on Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m.)

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Fabeuless

GSP-Silva won't happen because GSP doesn't want to risk a loss to a larger opponent. Silva-Jon Jones won't happen for the same reason. A superfight is unlikely, but a title fight and one or two No. 1 contender fights could easily happen here.

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