Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor is without a doubt one of the most-anticipated fights in UFC history, and as a result, the promotion is looking at holding the fight on the grandest stage possible.
According to a report by Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole, the promotion is currently looking at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, as the site of Aldo vs. McGregor.
MMAFighting.com confirmed with UFC president Dana White on Friday that this is in fact true, however, White said it would not happen on Dec. 5, rather another date in December, which he did not disclose. No plans have been finalized just yet.
AT&T Stadium, which will also host Wrestlemania 32 in April 2016, can hold roughly 100,000 fans for a combat sports event. The six-year-old stadium is no stranger to big fights: it hosted Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey in 2010 in front of a paid crowd of 36,371 and Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito in front of 41,734. Interestingly enough, both fights drew less than the 7.2 million dollar gate last week's UFC 189, headlined by McGregor vs. Chad Mendes, generated in front just over 16,000 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
To date, UFC 129 on April 30, 2011 holds the record for the biggest event in UFC history, as it drew a crowd of 55,724 and a gate of 12.075 million dollars.