The relationship between WWE and UFC seems to be all over the news today, after a video emerged of Dana White responding to Vince McMahon's open challenge, and UFC champ Ronda Rousey coming out in support of Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. The drama continues as the UFC President both praises and criticizes the WWE and Vince in a new Fox Sports interview.
On one hand, White has high praise for the WWE's drawing power and McMahon's creative genius:
"I was watching WWE I was a little kid and Vince was the commentator in WWE. This guy has been kicking ass, breaking rules and doing things that people said he couldn’t do over and over and over again. Now I'm older I don't get the whole thing, it doesn't work for me, but what he's able to do, the ratings he's able to pull and the things he's done…"
In the same statement, Dana had some harsh criticism for the upcoming WWE Network:
"…when I look at his model and he's basically taking everything in and de-valued it. Saying everything we do is worth $10. That doesn't make sense to me. If he pulls in 2 million subscribers, he's crushing it. So it's a risky move, it's a crazy move, but Vince has been doing risky, crazy s—t since the beginning of time. If anybody can do it, maybe Vince can do it."