However, “Scarface” was forced out of the contest less than two weeks before the event when he suffered a rib injury in training.
A date has yet to be officially set for McGregor – the UFC’s interim featherweight champion – to take on the undisputed 145lbs title-holder Aldo, but Dana White is still hopeful of bringing the fight to AT&T Stadium, the 100,000-capacity home of NFL side Dallas Cowboys, on Saturday, 5 December.
The specifics of when and where the fight will take place have yet to be determined, but Aldo said his ribs are recovered and he’ll be ready to go as soon as possible.
“The Notorious” became the interim champion with the victory, but the Brazilian was not impressed. “I’m just waiting for them to book the fight so we can fight on the same night as Werdum”. As the shorter fighter, Aldo will be outgunned in terms of reach, but he is renowned for his body work and boxing on the inside. The strategy was already set.
If the December card comes together as White said he hopes, the assumption is the combination of Rousey and McGregor will eclipse the numbers the last two pay-per-views have done, and quite possibly break the attendance record of UFC 129 in Toronto, which pulled in almost 56,000 fans. “We’re working on it”. “That card is probably going to be in Dallas, Texas stadium”.
Did Aldo see holes in McGregor’s striking?
The featherweight championship grudge match could be destined for one of North America’s largest venues, but nothing has been confirmed.
“Everything he has shown since he came to the UFC was already expected”, Aldo said. “If you book this fight today, we’ll beat him”.