Dana White has always wanted to provide a big fight for Cowboys Stadium in Texas and it looks like he’s finally found it. Dana is looking at having Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva compete in a rematch from their epic fight back at UFC 162. The UFC president feels that this fight can be just as big as a super fight and he’s looking to try and prove it.
He recently discussed his potential plans with The New York Post:
White plans on calling Silva on Thursday to discuss a rematch. He says it will be the biggest fight in UFC history and is considering holding it at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which has a capacity of 105,000.
Doing it on Super Bowl weekend – the UFC has a show in New Jersey the night before the game at MetLife Stadium – has been ruled out, because he believes a fight of that magnitude should stand on its own. White says it could still happen this year, though it is unlikely with an already packed slate of events on the UFC’s calendar through December.
Looks like next year has the potential to be a huge success for the UFC. Anderson Silva could end up competing in his first set of trilogy bouts inside the octagon and they are looking to make the rematch one of the biggest draws of all time. There’s no doubt that the rematch will do huge numbers, but is it enough to pack over 100,000 hardcare fans inside Cowboys Stadium. They will have to have a solid main card line up as well to help support the main event.
This fight has all the potential to be a great one. Will it live up to the hype?