UFC 190 hit Brazil hard last night with a fairly fun fight card that featured Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey scoring a 34-second knockout in the main event (one she dedicated to Roddy Piper). As usual, she looked unstoppable, despite an arguably reckless approach. The bout is expected to have done big business and if traffic on our sister sites -- MMA Fighting, Bloody Elbow, MMA Mania -- is any indication, it absolutely did.
In looking ahead at the post-fight press conference, Rousey mentioned wanting her next fight to come on the same card as the planned Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor featherweight championship showdown that is projected to do even bigger business than UFC 190. Add Rousey to the mix, likely in a third fight against the also hugely popular Miesha Tate, and we're talking about one of the biggest events in the history of the promotion, one President Dana White is already thinking could break the record for pay-per-view buys.
What does all this have to do with WWE? As White told reporters at last night's press conference (via Bloody Elbow), he's hoping they can make all of that happen on Dec. 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas:
"I'd like to put her on that card. That card is probably going to be in Dallas, Texas stadium. December (5), I hope so. We're working on it."
That would mean the UFC would beat WWE to the punch holding an event at that stadium by nearly four months and, if they do so with the card White is planning, it would be damn near impossible for Vince McMahon to put together a more compelling card for what he hopes will be the biggest event his company will ever run.
As far as scaling for the stadium and attendance possibilities, Fox Sports noted that White isn't sure just yet how much seating will be open for the event (with standing room, the venue can hold over 100,000 fans). WWE will likely announce an attendance record, if they have to embellish or not, but it should be most interesting to see how many fans the UFC can pack into the building for what could be its biggest event of all time.