It looks like the UFC’s much talked about featherweight title fight between reigning champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Conor McGregor at AT&T Stadium have been laid to rest.

On Monday, Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole reported UFC President Dana White has targeted the highlight anticipated title unification bout for UFC 194 on Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

This news come a few weeks after it was revealed the UFC was looking to book this event at the 100,000+ seat complex in Dallas. While this seemed like little more than a pip dream, White revealed it was very much a viable scenario

“If you would have asked me, I would have told you for sure we were going to Dallas Cowboys Stadium,” White told Yahoo!

McGregor (18-2) recently earned his interim title with second round TKO over Chad Mendes at UFC 189 on Saturday.  The man known 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.

The MMA Corner will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.

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