Dana White Still Unsure If WWE's Vince McMahon Was Serious About Fight Offer
A rather bizarre story leaked out during UFC 158 fight week where UFC president Dana White revealed that at one time not long ago WWE chairman Vince McMahon called him up and asked to fight him in either the UFC or WWE.
It was a random blurb in an interview from White earlier in the week, but following the conclusion of UFC 158 on Saturday night there was a little more room to hear how the story unfolded.
According to White, the deal was McMahon just called him up and proposed this fight take place and it could go down either in the UFC or the WWE, whichever he preferred.
"Vince and I were talking, you never know what's serious or not with Vince, but Vince literally said to me we could do a match in the WWE, or we could fight in the UFC, or we could fight in the WWE. That's basically what he said," White revealed on Saturday.
"I laughed and said you're crazy."
Nothing ever came of the conversation, but from everything he could tell at the time, White believes that the 67-year-old executive was dead serious about the offer.
"He's a competitive maniac," White said about McMahon. "Maybe he wanted to kick my ass on national television, I don't know. You never know with him. When you sit down and talk to him, you don't know what the f—k or where you're at or where you stand."
McMahon has remained an active participant in his professional wrestling company, and by active that means physically involving himself with some of the athletes he has under contract.
Just recently, McMahon actually ended up with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who is now part of the WWE, in a very physical spot where the longtime professional wrestling promoter supposedly broke his hip. The injury was just part of a dramatic angle for the show, but still, McMahon was willing to participate and risk actual injury to help sell his product.
White is plenty happy to promote his business as well, but he has no plans to entertain McMahon's offer for a fight and will happily stay on the sidelines and out of the cage.
Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report and all quotes were obtained first hand unless otherwise noted.