One of the more interesting things to emerge from today’s UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller pre-fight presser was UFC president Dana White’s revelation that his promotion has been working toward scheduling a blockbuster fight at a large arena to take place in January.
His answer was in response to a fan’s question of when the UFC would be bringing its traveling roadshow back to the land of the longhorns (you know, Texas).
“If things work out the way, you know, that they could, we’d end up doing a big fight probably in January,” White stated. “And if that fight happens, we’re looking at three venues: obviously always Las Vegas is a venue, Dallas, Texas stadium and Toronto again. You know, where we can hold huge events. So, if things go the way that they could go, by January we’re already talking about Dallas, Texas stadium — Cowboys Stadium, whatever they call it.”
Of course, the UFC boss didn’t say who would be facing off to make this such a huge event, but the rampant speculation on that topic has already begun. The early rumor is that the UFC is hoping to set up a superfight between Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, provided the two champions make it past their respective next challenges (Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson).
This is all just speculation for now, though. And, if you remember how things have gone with the Silva-Georges St-Pierre superfight (namely that it never happened and likely never will), you won’t be getting your hopes up about Silva-Jones.
What a fight that would be though.