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Report: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor title fight possible for AT&T Stadium on Dec. 5 in Dallas

AT&T Stadium has been on the promotion's radar for the last few years, and with a schedule conflict at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, it's been reported that UFC 194 could be headed to Dallas, Texas, with Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor as the main event on Dec. 5, 2015.


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently told reporters the featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor would most likely be taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, not Dublin, Ireland, which "The Notorious" has long been pushing for.

"Anything could change," said White, at the UFC 189 post-fight press conference (watch it). "But as of right now, it will be in Las Vegas."

Well, apparently plans have been altered.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports reported on Thursday (July 16, 2015) that due to MGM officials booking an Andrea Bocelli concert on Dec. 5, 2015 -- the same night as UFC 194 -- the promotion is now looking into AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, as the venue for that fight card because they want Aldo vs. McGregor to headline it.

According to the report, MGM officials wanted to move the card to Mandalay Bay, but it is a significantly smaller arena, holding less than 12,000 fans. UFC 189 filled MGM Grand to the gills with a record crowd of 16,019 back on July 11, 2015, when McGregor defeated Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title (video), so moving to a smaller venue while expecting another huge turnout wouldn't make much sense for the promotion.

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AT&T Stadium can hold over 100,000 fans and has been on the promotion's radar for several years.

In 2013, White confirmed it was attempting to host a mega fight between Brock Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko, which didn't materialize, and that it was also under consideration for the championship rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

With a title fight between Aldo and McGregor expected to rake in huge numbers, it appears UFC will pull the trigger on booking the home of Dallas Cowboys for early December.

No deal has been reached yet and nothing is official at this time, but the wheels seem to be in motion for UFC to host another pay-per-view (PPV) event in "The Lone star State."

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