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Dana White: McGregor vs. Aldo fight will be in Las Vegas, NOT in Ireland!

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  1. Fighter123 Brown Belt

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    At the post-fight press conference last night, Dana White said that the McGregor vs. Aldo fight will be in Las Vegas -- not Ireland. He indicated that there were a lot of "obstacles" for Croke Park in Ireland, including a curfew, lower pay-per-view revenue, and the possibility or rain.

    Conor McGregor responded by saying that although fighting in the stadium in Dublin was a "dream" of his, he is happy to fight Aldo in Vegas.

    So, would you have preferred to see the fight in Ireland, or do you prefer that the fight be in Vegas.

    Your thoughts?

    (Below are a couple of images of Dublin's Croke Park -- seating capacity is 82,300.)

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  2. countswagula Gold Belt

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    Honestly I doubt they could even fill 50k seats, be it in Brazil or Ireland.
     
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  4. bearVSshark Braf Zachland

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    Ppv times would be screwed up I think. That is the ufc biggest pay day
     
  5. Gatts Green Belt

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    It's 10 minutes away from me, so yea I'd prefer Croker.
    I never really thought for one second it would happen though.
     
  6. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    He should be happy. McGregor going to croak is kinda ominous 😨
     
  7. bearVSshark Braf Zachland

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    A great card that no one watched happened in Ireland, it aired during the day here in the states
     
  8. 5H3RD0G Silver Belt

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    I'm sure Conor is pressing Dana as we speak but the boss said Vegas and that is where it shall be "The Event" ..........................:icon_lol: ...........................and in breaking news Conor has convinced and found buyers in Ireland to name there biggest stadium "Vegas" what to do?
     
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    Seems fair. Why would Aldo defend in his opponent's home territory anyway? I know he said he'd be willing but he shouldn't have to. Vegas is perfect.
     
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    They would have had to give away a load of free tickets to even come close to filling it.
     
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    I'd rather it be on neutral ground. Too many robberies in Ireland and Brazil and LV has a larger stadium a draw.
     
  12. Ultra GSP Orange Belt

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    there isn't a single reason for this fight to be in Ireland other than Mcgregor wanting it there. Aldo is the champ and is undefeated defending his title with a long dominant winning streak so why would he go to Mcgregor's home turf to defend the title, that's major disrespect.

    The fight would also have to take place at regular time in the U.S. so that would go pas 4-5am Ireland time and from what I know Croak Park has a 1am curfew.

    If the fight were to take place in a stadium it would make most sense at Gillette Stadium, Boston. That would easily sell out and it would be perfect for ppv.
     
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    Vegas is better
     
  14. jjjjjjjjjjohnny JDP is the CHAMP!

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    they will need a strong co-main in vegas to make it truly worth while.
     

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