Fresh off a successful event in the Lone Star State, Dana White is already looking ahead to the organization’s return to Texas. Though no date or venue was mentioned specifically, one likely option appears to be the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
Seating more than 100,000 people and featuring the world’s largest HD screen, Cowboys Stadium has been mentioned as a possible destination for the UFC in the past and, at least according to White, it appears there’s more substance than speculation relating to the reality of an event taking place in “Jerry World”.
“We’ve been talking to Jerry Jones for a while about doing a fight there,” explained the UFC President at a press conference after UFC 136. “It’s just got to be the right fight. We’re definitely going there. It’s just a matter of when.”
As far as what the “right fight” would be, White didn’t elaborate with specifics but did mention a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen might be a possibility, saying, “I think we could do a big, big venue for that one.”
The first encounter between Sonnen and Silva lived up to the high level of hype surrounding it with “The Spider” submitting his outspoken opponent in the final few minutes of the fifth round in a fight Sonnen was clearly winning beforehand. Sonnen rekindled their rivalry Saturday night after beating Brian Stann in Houston, challenging Silva to a second scrap on Super Bowl Weekend with a willingness to put his own career on the line as part of the stakes.
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