Plans are already afoot for a re-arranged title fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor with the UFC believed to be pulling out all the stops by targeting the Dallas Cowboy’s enormous AT&T stadium for the event.
Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole was the first man with the scoop and it’s since been confirmed by UFC president Dana White that they are looking at the 100,000 seater stadium to house what’s guaranteed to be one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport.
At this stage nothing is finalized, but it’s believed that the intention is to hold the fight at some stage in December which would leave time for McGregor to do his coaching stint on TUF Season 22 opposite Urijah Faber.
Aldo Vs McGregor had initially been planned for UFC 189 this past weekend, but Aldo fractured a rib in training which resulted in him pulling out of the fight and Chad Mendes stepping in to replace him.
On paper Mendes was certainly McGregor’s toughest opponent to date and he proved it by putting the Irish star on his back and roughing him up with ground and pound in the early stages of the fight, but late in the second round McGregor found his way back to his feet and promptly TKO’d his opponent with a series of strikes to become the new interim featherweight champion.
Needless to say, with that victory McGregor has rocketed even further into superstardom and means that a title unification bout with Aldo could now prove to be even bigger business than the UFC had first anticipated, which is saying something considering it was already expected to be the biggest fight of the year.
The UFC have long held an ambition to hold an event at the Dallas Cowboys stadium, and at this moment in time there’s undoubtedly no better fight to do it with than this.