by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White has changed his stance on holding UFC events in stadiums.
“I don’t want to do one of these big stadiums and lose the live experience, where it’s too big and you’re looking down and seeing these little ants fighting inside the Octagon,” White said following UFC 110 on Feb. 21 in Sydney, Australia.
Less than a month later, White attended the Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey boxing match at the new Cowboy Stadium in Dallas and the experience changed his mind.
“I was the one that always said I’d never do one of these big stadiums,” said White to a group of media following the UFC 111 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on March 27.
“We’re going to that place (Cowboy Stadium),” he added.
Cowboy Stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 spectators, is the largest domed stadium in the world, has the world’s largest column-free interior, and the largest high definition video screen in the world that measures 160 feet wide and 72 feet tall.