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Dana White Outlines What Has To Happen For A UFC Event At Croke Park

Dana White Outlines What Has To Happen For A UFC Event At Croke Park
By Mikey Traynor
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The UFC is rolling into Dublin this weekend and we can't wait to get down to the 3Arena and watch what will surely be a fantastic night of fights unfold.

The main-event on Saturday is Ireland's Joseph Duffy taking on Dustin Poirier, who is set to once again fight with an Irish crowd cheering against him, and this is a huge fight in both men in the 155 pound division.

Dana White is a very big fan of Duffy, and ahead of UFC Fight Night 76 he has paid the man from Donegal a massive compliment in the run up to the fight by claiming that one aspect of his game is perfection:

I don’t even point to Duffy beating Conor because they fought a long time ago when they were younger, I look at Duffy now. Duffy today is a well-rounded, explosive finisher – a guy whose stand up is literally perfect.

High praise indeed.


Of course, it seems to be an inevitability that Conor McGregor comes into the conversation every time Joseph Duffy is mentioned, but Dana thinks both are integral to any potential UFC event at Croke Park, and not necessarily fighting against each other:

To do Croke Park, we’re going to need Conor and Duffy to do that one. I think it’s incredible that these guys want to fight there. I think it’s incredible that the fans want it so bad, and I want it as bad as they want it, too.

That gives us two possibilities; an event at Croke Park with Conor possibly defending a title and Duffy as the co-main, or the two fighting at 155. The tickets would sell out in seconds. Dana wants it, we want it, we just have to wait and see how our fighters progress over the coming months, so lets hope that starts with a Duffy win this weekend.

A win against Poirier would mean Duffy continues to climb the ladder at 155, and then we have to wait and see what happens with Conor. We know he wants to move up to 155, but he could hardly jump straight into a title fight in the higher division without defending his unified belt should he defeat Aldo, could he?

Actually, given his career trajectory in the UFC, he probably could.


via MMAJunkie.com

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