Are WWE and UFC in Direct Competition with Each Other?

Justin LaBar@@JustinLaBar Featured ColumnistAugust 7, 2012

Once WWE bought WCW, UFC was considered ratings competition.

It's a constant debate among those who are fans or cover either genre—is the Mixed Martial Arts company UFC direct competition with the sports entertainment genre of WWE?

Dana White and Vince McMahon have exchanged words several times publicly, and White's admitted he has great respect for McMahon as a promoter.

Brock Lesnar, who left WWE, became UFC Champion and returned to WWE. We've also seen staple WWE names such as The Undertaker, Jim Ross, Stone Cold Steve Austin and more regularly attending big UFC events.

Big Nasty and I finally put all facts and considerations out there—are UFC and WWE direct competition with each other?

Watch the video. Then, leave your opinion below and let us know what side you're on.