Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Wants The UFC In Cowboys Stadium

Jun 12, 2012; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the field during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Well, this is encouraging. UFC president Dana White has talked for a long time about possibly running an event in Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, the biggest domed stadium in the world. They've already run the Rogers Centre in Toronto so it was never out of the realm of possibility, but it just seemed like a bit of a pipe dream to me. Not anymore though. The Cowboys' owner, Jerry Jones, is cool with them wanting to run the stadium, and they might even have the right fight for it (via the Star Telegram):

And the potential blockbuster Ultimate Fighting Championship battle between superstar middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is in his cross hairs.

"We want to have the big event," Jones said Tuesday morning on his radio show on KRLD-FM 105.3. "That's a goal and a dream of mine to have as a big of a sporting event when we can at Cowboys Stadium. I can assure you that I'm on the incentive plan to get them in there."

Boxing went to Cowboys Stadium twice in 2010 with Manny Pacquiao headlining both times. They were able to draw crowds of about 37,000 and 41,000 for the two bouts and the gates were very good. Could the UFC top that? A lot of things are going to have to fall into place for them to even attempt it.


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