Although nothing’s been confirmed, and rumors continue to clog up the internet regarding the status of Weidman-Silva II, Dana White has relayed the fight could take place at one of four locations (cue drum roll).
According to a report from MMA Fighting.com, the UFC President wants the fight to go down in either New Jersey, Brazil, Las Vegas, or yes, Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Obviously the last option here would be pretty cool, however, the promotion could likely sell out a soccer stadium in Brazil considering how popular Anderson Silva is there.
Immediately following Chris Weidman’s shocking, knockout win over Silva at UFC 162, White said he would like to book the rematch for February 1st in New Jersey, since the Super Bowl is going down in the state that same weekend. White then switched gears a little bit, and reportedly was considering having the fight take place in Las Vegas at UFC 168 on December 28th, which is the card that will see Ronda Rousey rematch Miesha Tate.
Which location will win out, could ultimately depend on what type of timeline the fighters want (yes, assuming Silva signs on for the rematch) and what venues are available.
The aforementioned story also says that White and Silva’s camp have shot down a report in Brazil, which apparently relayed that Silva is saying the bout’s a go for December 28th. Silva is supposed to meet with White next week to discuss what’s next for legendary fighter.
Nothing’s been signed, but all this speculation regarding a venue, certainly makes it seem like the rematch is going to get done. Keep crossing your fingers.