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A victory by UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre on Nov. 17 over interim titleholder Carlos Condit could set up a superfight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva at Cowboys Stadium, promotion president Dana White said Wednesday.

"If Georges St. Pierre against Anderson Silva were to happen, that's the fight you could do at Cowboys Stadium," White said during a media call to promote UFC 154 in Montreal. "We've been talking to (Cowboys Stadium officials) for a while. They're pumped and ready whenever we can bring an event there. They're ready for it."

White has two other options if a Cowboys Stadium deal can't be finalized. He is looking at Toronto, where Rogers Centre is located, or a soccer stadium in Brazil.

UFC set a promotion record of 55,724 people at Rogers Centre on April 30, 2011, when St. Pierre defeated Jake Shields by unanimous decision at UFC 129.

St. Pierre faces Condit at Bell Centre in Montreal. It will be St. Pierre's first fight since his win against Shields.

White did not offer a possible date for a Silva-St. Pierre bout.

The yearlong layoff by St. Pierre has White hesitant to speak too much about a showdown with Silva. One thing is certain: A victory against St. Pierre will not land Condit a fight against Silva.

"People keep asking me, 'Is the Anderson Silva fight happening next (for St. Pierre)?' He's got to beat Carlos Condit first," White said. "People are overlooking Carlos Condit, and that's a bad idea.

"Understand that this fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre is a pound-for-pound fight. Both of these guys have been No. 1 or No. 2, either way you want to call them, for the last however many years. That's really what the fight is all about. If Carlos Condit wins the fight, he'll defend the title against whoever's next."

Welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann meet in the UFC 154 co-feature bout, which has been billed as a welterweight title eliminator.

White, however, isn't guaranteeing the Hendricks-Kampmann winner will be next in line to fight for the 170-pound title.

"I have no idea (about the Hendricks-Kampmann winner)," White said. "We have to see how this thing (St. Pierre-Condit) plays out."

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