So we all know that Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have agreed to a fight, but Dana White is nixing a demand of the former UFC champion.
The fight is supposed to take place on January 23rd and the contracts just need to be signed. McGregor wants the fight to take place at A&T Stadium in Texas.
Dallas Cowboys and stadium owner Jerry Jones is up for the challenge.
“I’m a real admirer of his,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan, revealing he was “very open” to the idea of hosting a “Notorious” UFC fight. “He’s one of the neatest individuals I think I’ve met. Period. It would be quite a day for AT&T Stadium to have him.”
Dana White Shoots Down Conor McGregor’s Venue Request For Dustin Poirier Fight
Aside from COVID-19, the other problem in the way of this is the UFC President.
“We’ve had a very good relationship with Jones for a long time and we’ve talked about Dallas Texas stadium for a while,” White said at media day (H/T to Bloody Elbow). ”I’m not going into any arena where we’re going to fill a quarter of the arena or half the arena. So when crowds are ready to come back, we’ll do crowds again.”
“When we all leave ‘Fight Island’ and go home, we’re literally days away from the election,” White continued. “I truly believe that the election’s going to have a huge impact on all the bullshit that we’ve been dealing with for the last however many months. I’m hoping that a lot of this is going to go away after the election.”