Dana White was well-aware that Endeavor was going to buy the WWE.
It was revealed this week that the father or mother firm of the UFC bought the WWE and the plan was to merge them into one sports property valued at over 20 billion. The information shocked many however White stated he met with Vince McMahon to speak concerning the deal as he had questions on what it was prefer to be owned by Endeavor.
“Ari is a kind of guys that permits you to run your corporation. He allows you to run your corporation, he allows you to do what you do. I really met with the McMahons the final time I used to be in New York to essentially discuss (it),” White said to Pat McAfee. “They wished to know what it was prefer to be in enterprise with him and every thing else. Clearly, I couldn’t say something however unimaginable, constructive issues about it. Ari is a kind of guys, you run your corporation and in the event you want him, choose up the cellphone and name him and he could make something occur.”
Though Endeavor has merged the 2 firms, Dana White stated it’ll haven’t any affect on the best way the UFC is run. He says he nonetheless will run it how he has at all times been working it however quite thinks this can be a nice transfer for Ari and Endeavor to package deal collectively TV rights for UFC and WWE.
White additionally sounded off on all of the followers who thought their merger would imply the UFC would turn out to be faux and scripted, too.
“You then had the dummies on-line saying that is gonna be faux, too. We’re sanctioned by the Athletic Commissions in each state, you morons,” White concluded. “The federal government oversees us, they obtained the judges, they obtained the referees, they’ve all that stuff and you’ll gamble on this. Nothing goes to vary, it’s precisely the identical.”
Do you suppose Endeavor shopping for WWE may have any affect on the UFC?