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Joe Duffy: Conor McGregor rematch in Croke Park would definitely be a sell out

UFC President Dana White tabbed Dublin, Ireland's 80,000-seat Croke Park stadium as the potential site of featherweight champion Conor McGregor's first title defense on more than one occasion in 2015.

Despite numerous obstacles.

However, residents of Dublin don't want the "brutal and violent" sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) competition going down inside their city staple.

What McGregor wants, he's usually gotten and previous foe, Joseph Duffy, believes that he and "Notorious" would sell out Croke Park in a potential rematch sometime in 2017.

The rising lightweight affirms his stance on a future battle with the rambunctious Irishman to MMA Fighting:

"Without a doubt, I feel we could sell out Croke Park. It would be like the Gaelic; Donegal versus Dublin. Of course, I definitely feel that's something that could sell out Croke Park. I feel that by the end of the year people are going to be talking about that fight a lot more. I don't think 2016, I think [it happens] in 2017."

Both men have to keep up their winning ways this year in order to stay on schedule.

First, McGregor will attempt to fulfill his destiny dream of becoming a two-division world champion and then defend his 145-pound belt against ex-lightweight titleholder, Frankie Edgar.

Duffy then has to hold up his end of the bargain by taking out No. 12-ranked lightweight, Dustin Poirier, on the UFC 195 Fight Pass "Prelims" tomorrow night (Sat., Jan. 2, 2016) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A winner of two-straight inside the Octagon, the 27-year-old native of Donegal, Ireland, already has the confidence needed to finish McGregor the exact same way he did five years ago, though the Dubliner would happily disagree.

Watch their first contest here and for more UFC 195 news and results click here and here.

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