This has to be music to Dana Whites ears. Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones talks on his desire to run a ‘big UFC event’ in the extravagantly large Cowboy Stadium; even mentioning an incentive to do so.
“We want to have the big [UFC] event,” said Jones, during a recent interview on KRLD-FM 105.3. “That’s a goal and a dream of mine to have as big of a sporting event we can at Cowboys Stadium. I can assure you that I’m on the incentive plan to get them in there.”
Perhaps this is why there has been so much mention of a super fight from the UFC president as of late. White has said in the past that he would like to do a ‘super fight’ in Cowboy stadium in the near future, and now that dream is looking more realistic. The stadium fits 80,000 comfortably with a max capacity of 110,000 in its arena, which would give the UFC a chance to blow away the current UFC 148 live gate record ( $6,901,655) out of the water. Boxing recently made the jump with Manny Pacquiao’s versus Antonio Margarito on Nov. 13, 2010, drawing just over 41,000 fans. Think the UFC can do better, and if so with what match-up?