The UFC is committed to doing big fights on the biggest stages, including more stadium shows in the next year.

While their plans to host a soccer stadium show in Brazil for UFC 147 fell by the wayside after a United Nations conference interfered with their ability to take over an 80,000-seat venue, the UFC isn’t giving up on huge shows in huge venues.

As a matter of fact, if things work out the way they are hoping, January 2013 could bring one of the biggest cards in UFC history into play.

According to UFC president Dana White, they are already looking into a major venue and show to kick off the New Year. Details are sketchy at this time, but the fact that the promotion is even thinking that far ahead means something monstrous could be in the works.

“We’re talking about doing some big fights, if things work out the way they could, we’d end up doing a big fight probably in January,” White said on Thursday.

“If that fight happens, we’re looking at three venues: obviously Las Vegas is always a venue; Dallas, Texas Stadium; and Toronto again.”

The UFC has long toyed with going to Dallas and bringing a show to the massive Cowboys Stadium. The stadium serves as the home to the Dallas Cowboys and is built to hold over 110,000 people at full capacity.

While White wouldn’t reveal what fight they are potentially looking at for the January card, there would seemingly only be a few names that would attract the kind of numbers needed to fill a stadium of that size.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre comes to mind first and foremost, but there are a few other possibilities as well. Whoever it is, White made it sound like this ambitious endeavor could be one of the biggest UFC shows ever.

“If things go the way that they could go, by January we’re already talking about Dallas, Texas Stadium, Cowboys Stadium,” said White.

Now it’s just a matter of “wait and see” if the pieces fall in place so the UFC can pull off this mega-show teased for January 2013.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Georges St-Pierre signs new UFC deal; Dana White says potential comeback fights abound

  • 4 days ago
  • 12 views

One of the greatest MMA fighters of all time is set to make his return to the octagon after a more than three-year absence.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Halifax One to Watch: Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos | FIGHTLAND

  • 4 days ago
  • 8 views

Photo by Todd Lussier/Zuffa LLC Boring fights. Rubbish officiating. Terrible judging. It will take a considerable amount of good MMA action to wash away the bitter taste left following UFC 208—the pr read news >>

The Best Fights the UFC Can Make Right Now

  • 20 hours ago
  • 6 views

The UFC is at a crossroads. Ronda Rousey, one of its two biggest stars, has lost two fights in a row and might never return. Conor McGregor, the biggest draw in the sport's history, is in no hurry to read news >>

Once almost 'worth zero' to Dana White, the appeal of Fedor Emelianenko endures

  • 4 days ago
  • 232 views

UFC President Dana White once warned Fedor Emelianenko and his team that the enigmatic Russian heavyweight was “one punch away from being worth zero.” Several losses and dismal showings later, our fa read news >>

Report: New Yorker Desmond Green signs with UFC, fights Josh Emmett at UFC 210 in Buffalo

  • a day ago
  • 11 views

A former Titan FC champion is heading to the UFC, and he’ll get to make his promotional debut in front of his home state fans. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Lineup, broadcast plans set for next month's UFC 209 with two title fights

  • a day ago
  • 7 views

The 10-fight broadcast lineup for next month’s double-title UFC 209 event has been finalized.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105 official weigh-in photos: Cold in Halifax, but fights heating up

  • 4 days ago
  • 77 views

HALIFAX – The official weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s return to Canada’s Atlantic Coast.Filed under: Featured, News, Photo Gallery, UFC read news >>

Dana White: UFC Fight Night 104 winner Jessica Andrade next for champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • 17 days ago
  • 12 views

Jessica Andrade earned the next crack at undefeated UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a dominant win over Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 104.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dana White on ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey's future: I 'think she's probably done'

  • 22 days ago
  • 179 views

We may have seen the last of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in the cage.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Ronda Rousey's Future with UFC Commented on by Dana White on 'UFC Unfiltered'

  • 22 days ago
  • 47 views

Following consecutive decisive losses, UFC President Dana White believes Ronda Rousey may never again step foot inside the Octagon. On the latest episode of UFC.com's UFC Unfiltered (h/t Dann Stupp o read news >>