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UFC President Dana White meets with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon

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Photo by Zak Woods

Well look who's getting cozy with one another.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was recently in Stamford, Conn., at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) headquarters to rub elbows with the Chairman of the Board of the sports entertainment conglomerate, Vince McMahon.

White, who has called McMahon an "animal" and admitted to looking up to him and following the business model he used to make WWE a booming success, stated that Vince is "the guy that basically created the pay-per-view market," according to USA Today.

No word on exactly what White was in town to discuss but there's no shortage of speculation. Perhaps Brock Lesnar, who has recently been rumored to sign a deal with WWE for rights to manufacture toys and DVD's and such?

Not to mention that little confrontation with Undertaker back at UFC 121. You wanna do it?

Of course, there's always the chance the two companies could come together for a blockbuster agreement of some sort, which was briefly rumored as a potential collaboration on a television deal. Both organizations are reportedly in discussions to purchase their own cable channels.

Anything could happen, right?

This is all unsubstantiated, of course. I'll leave the rest up to you, Maniacs. Anyone have a good theory as to why White would be hitting up McMahon at WWE headquarters?

 UPDATE:
White gives Ariel Helwani the reason for his Stamford pop-in:

Star-divide

"I like Vince McMahon. Last time we met was probably two years ago, we had breakfast in Vegas. I just wanted to bounce some stuff off him. I wanted to talk to him so I called him up, asked him what he was doing and if I could swing by and he said 'yeah.' Plus I've never been to their headquarters before so that was pretty cool. He's got a lot of cool history in there from the WWE and the XFL and stuff like that. We talked about a lot of stuff. It was both [business and personal]. We talked about what we're doing, what they're doing, stuff like that. That's it."

Whatever he "bounced" off McMahon was juicy enough to tease via his official Twitter account. Then again, White could have just been gloating, as he was inside Titan Towers and we weren't.

One of this sport's worst kept secrets is how many mixed martial arts fans have been (and still are) fans of professional wrestling, though few would admit it due to the Scarlett letter that gets assigned upon such an admission.

So what's your take on Dana's visit to Connecticut? Something wicked this way comes? Or much ado about nothing?

Anyone think Brock Lesnar has something to do with this?

 
7/21/11 3:46 PM
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Lorenzo wants the WWE Championship.
7/21/11 3:47 PM
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 and you jerkoffs thought I was joking about Dana trying to sign CM Punk
7/21/11 3:59 PM
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I've heard rumblings of a merger/TV deal/invasion angle.

Vince has been kicked off of WWE TV much as Shane McMahon had been kicked off WWF TV at the time of the WCW purchase.  More than seven years have passed, so the angle is fresh again...

7/21/11 4:02 PM
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I wish the sport I love would stay as far away from that crap as possible!!!
7/21/11 4:05 PM
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Chris Power - Lorenzo wants the WWE Championship.



Looks the part too, lately
7/21/11 4:06 PM
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Does Vince still have the kiss my ass club? Maybe Dana is going to be a member.
7/21/11 4:14 PM
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WWE should have special real MMA matches. Phone Post
7/21/11 4:39 PM
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Wwe to feature on UFC tv channel. Fact Phone Post
7/21/11 4:42 PM
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AndrewJitsu - WWE should have special real MMA matches. <img src="/images/phone/post_tag.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


they use to do the tough man boxing lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-JFOYQu_jA
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^Brawl for All IMO
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 Yea who was it, Bart Gunn that did so well and then butterbean came in and knocked him the fuck out?
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MarshallMMA -  Wwe to feature on UFC tv channel. Fact Phone Post

 
yeah, most likely this.
they'd OWN 18-35...
 
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 Yea who was it, Bart Gunn that did so well and then butterbean came in and knocked him the fuck out?
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 Yea who was it, Bart Gunn that did so well and then butterbean came in and knocked him the fuck out?
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yes, Butterbean almost killed him lol
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are you talking about the Undertaker, he'd fuck your shit up brah
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Dana White wants to sign CM Punk obviously. Brock's popularity is done and now it's time for the next superstar to cross over to the UFC. Brock is a nightmare for the media while Punk would be a media's dream with his mic skills. Punk vs Silva for the end of the year show will do over 2 million.
7/22/11 1:29 PM
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  •  BLAF seems a tad slimmer.
  •  Them two have chemistry.
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 Bart Gunn beat Cabbage in MMA
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Both those guys r beasts! Smart business men who r taking and keeping their companies at the top Phone Post
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