It’s no surprise that the UFC’s Dana White and the WWE’s Vince McMahon have butted heads over the years, with the MMA organisation proving to be a big competitor for the kingpin of professional wrestling
But despite the competition, both businessmen have managed to work together on numerous occasions.
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We’ve seen Ronda Rousey make a WrestleMania appearance alongside The Rock, while Brock Lesnar returned to the Octagon at UFC 200 to defeat Mark Hunt, amidst all of the controversies.
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White recently appeared on Ric Flair’s podcast, spilling the beans on what it’s really like to work with Vince, especially since plenty of stories have been told over the years over the sort of businessman Vince is.
He said: “If you look at what Vince McMahon has accomplished in all of his years, and to still be on top and still be doing it.
“The guy’s got enough money, he’s in it because he loves it, he’s in it because he’s still passionate about it.
"I would say that this last Brock deal and went Ronda went over and did the WrestleMania, those were the two out of all the years of dealing with Vince and everybody; those were probably the two best experiences.
“He’s a f***ing maniac, he’s an animal, he’s a competitor, he wants to win. That’s hit nature, and I respect it.”
Although Vince still runs things in the WWE, to wrestling fans it's common knowledge that decisions are also run past Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, which is why White has also dealt with them in the past.
He said: “I think Vince and definitely Stephanie and Triple H – Stephanie and Triple H are always great, always cool to work with – Vince has been very difficult in the past but the past several years, he’s been much better.”
The comments don’t come as much of a surprise with plenty of myths still circulating online – how Vince never sleeps for example – but it’s great to see both organisations continuing to do business together which is enjoyable for both sets of fans.
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