Dana White: 'Vince McMahon Wanted to Fight Me in UFC or WrestleMania'
During an appearance on Canadian talk show L'antichambre, the UFC president stated that McMahon, who is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, challenged him to a fight in the UFC or at WrestleMania.
I've never said this before ever in an interview. If Vince hears this, he's going to go nuts. Vince is too old, which he won't think he is and he'll go crazy. Vince wanted to fight me. He called me up and said, "Let's do it. We can either do it in the UFC or let's do it at WrestleMania."
WrestleMania is WWE's annual event that serves as the Super Bowl for professional wrestling. McMahon has been successful over the years in wooing other celebrities like Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to take part in the festivities.
McMahon may be "old," but he still possesses a certain kind of crazy that White may not be prepared for.
At age 67, McMahon is still willing to get into the ring and put his body at risk to entertain fans. Unless White feels comfortable fending off foreign objects, he should probably steer clear of WWE.
Then again, who wouldn't want to see White and McMahon compete in a steel cage, ladder match or boiler-room brawl?
An actual fight in the Octagon may not bode well for McMahon, even if he's managed to maintain the body of a Greek god well into his senior years.
White is nearly three decades younger with past experience as an aerobics boxing instructor.
All jokes aside, White has a tremendous amount of respect for McMahon. Both have proven to be remarkable businessmen in turning flailing ideas into global successes. WWE is a multi-billion dollar empire that sits as the grand leader of "sports-entertainment," and the UFC is the mecca of the fastest growing sport in the world.
"A lot of people talk about Vince. I've always said it and I'll say it again, I respect Vince very much, but Vince is too old to be fighting anyway," said White.
As Jim Ross would say, it would have been "one hell of a slobberknocker."
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