It looks like the years most highly anticipate fight could get a whole lot bigger.

On Thursday afternoon, a report by Kevin Iole indicated the UFC is looking to book the title unification bout between reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor as the main event of an upcoming fight card at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

According to the report, the booking of singer Andrea Bocelli at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, the very date and venue UFC President Dana White revealed would be the host of Aldo-McGregor, has led the promotion to set its site on the grandest stadium in the United States.

This choice of venue shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to fight fans as it seems like every year for the past six years the UFC has announced it’s intentions to hold an event at the 100,000+ seat complex. If this event does come to fruition it would shatter the current attendance record of 55,000 at UFC 129, which was held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

McGregor (18-2) recently earned his interim title with second round TKO over Chad Mendes at UFC 189 on Saturday.  The man know as ‘Notorious’ was scheduled to square off against Aldo in the nights main event before the champion pulled out with a rib injury. As a result, UFC officials named Mendes the replacement.

Aldo (25-1), who still stands as the only featherweight champion in UFC history, was last seen earning a unanimous decision over longtime rival Chad Mendes following their thrilling 25-minute war in the main event of UFC 179 in October. This victory not only pushed Aldo’s win streak to an astounding 18 straight but also marked his ninth straight title defense under the WEC/UFC banner.

It should be noted, this bout and venue has yet to be made official. The MMA Corner will continue to monitor the situation as it progresses

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