Dana White may need more than a background as an aerobics boxing instructor to save him from Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
In March, the UFC President broke the news during an appearance on L'antichambre, a Canadian talk show, that McMahon had challenged him to a fight in the UFC or at WWE Wrestlemania, an annual event serving as the Super Bowl for professional wrestling.
The fight was quickly shot down by White, who claimed McMahon was "too old" to be fighting.
McMahon may have a flare for the dramatics, but he has shown throughout the years that he isn't afraid to slap some baby oil on the old pythons and step into the ring.
Sure, a bout between McMahon and White would be an obvious train wreck, and we all should be ashamed of ourselves for even thinking it into existence, blah-blah-blah. Are we done party pooping yet?
The proposed fight would obviously rake in plenty of dough and steal a lot of attention from major news outlets. It couldn't be any worse than some of MMA's other circus endeavors, including Randy Couture vs. James Toney and Hong Man Choi vs. Jose Canseco.
The bout is already catching fire with legends in both Boxing and MMA, who are eagerly stepping up to give their predictions.
Boxing Hall of Famer Mike Tyson, who has been involved with both the UFC and WWE, recently spoke with Ariel Helwani at UFC on FUEL TV and gave his thoughts on the boss vs. boss superfight:
"Oh, that's a tough one. That's a tough one because Vince is pretty big and tough and he got the wrestling moves down. Let's stick with Vince in that one."
One thing that has to be taken into consideration is the obvious gap in age.
White is sitting comfortably at 43-years-old as a middle-aged man, but McMahon, who turns 68 in August, is creeping well into his senior years.
Perennial UFC title contender Chael Sonnen believes McMahon is biting off more than he can chew in challenging White. In a post on Twitter, Sonnen predicted White would dominate McMahon in an MMA bout.
Perhaps McMahon is "too old" to be fighting, but how many men in their 60's receive an opportunity to grace the front cover of Muscle & Fitness?
There will be those who ridicule McMahon for dishing out absurd challenges, but his willingness to put himself in harm's way for the entertainment of others has earned him tremendous respect from many athletes.
During an interview with Ring Rust Radio, UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock gloated over McMahon's ability to always step up and practice what he preached:
"Dana always talks and talks and talks, but I've never seen him do anything. I've saw Vince talk, talk and talk and he has done something. He has gotten into the ring. He has participated with the fighters and the wrestlers. I have not seen Dana White do that. I've seen him call out Tito [Ortiz], like they were gonna fight, and it never happened."
For a small minority, this bout might have actually drawn up some competitive interest, but yours truly would have tuned in just to see "Vinnie Mac" do his patented strut to the Octagon with "No Chance in Hell" blaring in the background.
Perhaps White could even pull a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and pay for a rapper to bust out a few lines during his walk to the cage.
Snoop Dogg anyone?
It would be a dream to see White and McMahon put on a pair of four ounce gloves and step into the Octagon, but the UFC has nothing to gain from co-promoting with the WWE. The two worlds are separated for a reason. White works in the sports industry, and McMahon deals in the entertainment industry.
Unfortunately, hell would probably freeze over before this bout comes to fruition, and that's the bottom line, 'cause Dana White said so.
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