Dana White is aware that Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the UFC. It’s not surprise that the venue for the event must live up to the draw of the boxer who appeared in five of the six highest-selling pay-per-view events in promotional history as he is ready to make a long-awaited comeback.
McGregor will fight Michael Chandler this year in his much anticipated return to the octagon, according to recent announcements. The two will also appear in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter as competing coaches (TUF).
After the season finale, the two will square off in the octagon, and Dana White is already considering potential venues for the pay-per-view event. The UFC president has disclosed five significant arenas that could host Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler in light of the buzz surrounding this contest.
White recently spoke with Fanatics View on the return of “The Notorious” and potential fight sites.
“We’re sort of figuring that out, but you have to be in the right fight to go to the Dallas, Texas Stadium (AT&T Stadium)… One option is the Dallas, Texas Stadium.”
“When considering a battle of that size, Madison Square Garden must be considered. Vegas is another option, and we might discuss the stadium there or the T-Mobile arena. Dallas, Texas Stadium is what you see. Another option is to build a big stadium in London.”
TUF 31 featuring Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler to have unique veterans vs. prospects theme
The format of The Ultimate Fighter’s upcoming season, which will star Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor, appears to be changing. According to a recent rumour, TUF 31 will have a distinctive theme of veterans vs hopefuls.
The UFC produces the reality television programme The Ultimate Fighter. The show, which made its debut in 2005, is credited with bringing MMA into the public eye at a time when it was being outlawed in several jurisdictions. McGregor will serve as a coach for the second time in Season 31, having worked with Urijah Faber in 2015.
A recent update on the proposed season’s theme was tweeted by journalist Cole Shelton. He stated:
“I’ve heard from numerous sources that half of the competitors on TUF 31 will be UFC veterans who have been eliminated, and the other half will be prospects. Veterans vs. prospects is the theme, and McGregor and Chandler are the coaches. UFC #TUF31”