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Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White confirmed late Saturday he is going to set up a superfight between welterweight George St. Pierre and middleweight Anderson Silva.
And it could happen at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
"I'm gonna make the GSP fight... probably around May," White said of his plans for Silva, according to the UFC Twitter account.
The Canadian St. Pierre kept the hope for the superfight alive by unifying the welterweight title in his return to the octagon, unanimously outpointing Carlos Condit in a bloody fight Saturday night at UFC 154 in Montreal.
But White has gave three options for the location of the megafight.
"There's three great venues that you could do, we could go to Toronto - a huge stadium there, (Cowboys) Stadium or you could do a soccer stadium in Brazil," White said earlier this month.
White has said numerous times he would like to host a UFC event at Arlington's 'incredible' Cowboys Stadium, which could break the record for largest UFC crowd of 55,724 for UFC 129 on April 30, 2011 in Toronto.
White said earlier this month the UFC and the Cowboys have been talking for a while, and "believe me they're pumped and ready whenever we can bring an event there they're ready for it."
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in September he was a fan of bringing the long-awaited fight to Texas.
"We want to have the big event," Jones said. "That's a goal and a dream of mine to have as a big of a sporting event when we can at Cowboys Stadium. I can assure you that I’m on the incentive plan to get them in there."
St. Pierre returned from a long injury layoff, but looked fresh Saturday night. The judges scored it almost a shutout for St. Pierre at 49-46, 50-45, 50-45.
But should St. Pierre fight one of the scariest guys in his division next instead?
In the co-main event, welterweight Johny Hendricks, who trains in Arlington, knocked out Martin Kampmann in 46 seconds. Hendricks (14-01) threw a right, then nailed Kampmann (20-6) with a left, sending him flying backward. Hendricks hit the Dane one more time on the ground before the referee stepped in.
Hendricks mimed holding the championship belt around his waist as he celebrated this fifth straight win.
"Please, please give me a shot at the belt," Hendricks said, who wants to fight GSP next.
Hendricks, St-Pierre and Carlos Condit each earned $70,000 bonuses for their fights according to mmajunkie.com
St. Pierre (23-2) fought for the first time since April 2011 following reconstructive knee surgery after a training injury. Condit won the interim title during the Canadian's absence, beating Nick Diaz in February.
"People talk about ring rust. I definitely know what it is now," St. Pierre said. "Credit to Carlos, he definitely gave me my toughest fight."
As for Silva, the 37-year-old Brazilian met the media before the card started, declaring his interest in meeting St. Pierre somewhere between their two weight classes. St. Pierre wouldn't commit right away.
"I need to take some vacation and think about it," St. Pierre said.
St-Pierre vs. Condit fight highlights
Dana White speaks on Anderson Silva and George St-Pierre super fight
GSP and Condit Post-Fight Interviews
ESPN post fight coverage
Johny Hendricks Post-Fight Interview
UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit Full Post-fight Press Conference