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- We noted before that Brock Lesnar met with UFC President Dana White in Las Vegas this weekend following the UFC pay-per-view. There was some speculation that WWE and UFC were in on the whole thing as part of the Lesnar storyline.

Word now is that WWE had no part in the meeting and it was all Lesnar’s doing. Speculation now is that Lesnar was trying to fuel his WWE storyline and at the same time make a “power play” with the two companies.

Lesnar actually told WWE officials that he met with White but nothing happened out of it. Lesnar reportedly brought up the idea of doing something with UFC but White wasn’t interested. White does not want a pro wrestling connection with UFC and isn’t interested in working with Lesnar while he’s with WWE, despite teasing it at the post-fight press conference.

Source: PWInsider

  • eric

    well it is about making money. if those superstars in wwe were to make as much money as the rock or brock lesnar in ppv buys or ratings on tv. then they would be a mainevent megastar. but there not there mid card talent. brock lesnar is a large draw. he can wrestle he can talk he ca connect with alot fans. that is name of game talking and drawing alot cash. brock lesnar does that very well. wheter he is in ufc or in wwe. brock lesnar= makes alot money. wwe raw has triple in ratings last month with lesnar. wm27 and wm28 both did over million ppv buys thanks to rock. lesnar did great ratings and ppv buys for raw and extreme rules. if i were vince i wold sign lesnar to another year deal. he is really paying off ratings on raw through the roof last month. extreme rules great ppv buys. wwe should resigned lesnar for another year. he is greatest fastest rising star in wwe history. lesnar=big ratings alot money in vince’s bank account

  • stockshark28

    @the High and Mighty 90% + 10% + 9% = 109% how is that possible?

  • greatest one

    W-e… Did you dream this or did you get this from an interview?

  • http://mileyrcyrus.com The High and Mighty

    @JIR – First of all Dana White owns virtually nothing. He neither owns Strikeforce nor UFC. Zuffa LLC owns these companies. Zuffa LLC is own almost entirely by the Fertitta brothers 90%, Sheik Tahnoon of FLASH Entertainment also owns 10%, Dana owns 9%. So Dana has the least amount of pull in the entire scheme. Second of all Zuffa LLC doesn’t even own all of Strikeforce. Zuffa LLC bought out SVSE’ stake in Strikeforce, Scott Coker CEO of Strikeforce still owns stake in Strikeforce. This is a big reason why SF guys can not just walk into the UFC. Showtime Networks are also said to hold the Strikeforce fighter contracts, not Strikeforce, Scott Coker or Zuffa LLC.

    Despite this, Dana White has been against cross promotion with MMA companies since the PRIDEFC merger in 2007. But he has not been against Pro Wrestling cross promotion. Dana White was the one who met with Vince and asked him to do a joint venture deal with the UFC and WWE to form their own network — To which Vince rejected, stating “no, because UFC is sports, and WWE is sports entertainment”. There was rumors that Zuffa would buy out the G4 Network and turn it into the UFC Network. They eventually went with Fox, after Vince turn Dana down. This is all documented, and yes, Dana would have certainly worked with Vince over Fox. Ego and production duties were a slightly compromised signing the Fox deal, and these things are HIGHLY upheld to Dana White, obvious in the fact it ruined an HBO deal the UFC had years ago.

    Dana is the one who would love Brock back, just for the PPV buys. Their numbers are steady declining, which IS A BIG DEAL. Why? Well the fact that their TV numbers are much worse, thats why. UFC on Fox 3 was the lowest rated MMA cable event ever broadcasted. With PPV buys steady decreasing, bringing Brock back would be welcomed 100% — Biggest UFC PPV draw in the history of UFC. Problem is, is that Vince is the one with the cards now. Brock is a WWE contracted worker. It doesn’t matter what Dana or Brock say or think. Truth is that Vince holds the cards in this one, and Brock would love to make more money, and Dana would like to bring Brock back for PPV buys. Bull fucking shit, he doesn’t want to cross promote with WWE. He wouldn’t give two fucks, as long as he got Brock back.

  • Davey Zoo

    Work it Brock work it.

    P.S.Work

  • bb

    that sucks, if it do then ufc superstar beat pro wrestlers for sure.

  • Stevie P

    @Maxwell

    The major difference is that Brock can draw a lot of money. Perfect example is the Extreme Rules PPV. You put Cena up against someone like say Del Rio and you won’t get the same buys.

  • SYM

    Who cares TNA GOES LIVE THURSDAY!

  • Maxwell

    Im Sorry if im the only one that things this, but Lesnar is working like 20 times a year with WWE for 5 million dollars. There are guys that work 300 plus days a year, and they make not even a million dollars. I understand brock has talent, but so do other talents that are working much harder, and longer hours…I like brock, but if I was a WWE superstar and i was working 300 plus days a year away from my family, and some guy that left WWE came back and works 20 days a year…gets 5 million dollars..id be pretty fuking pissed off.

  • Billy Zane

    I remember when WWE would advertise “for our friends over at the ultimate fighting championship” pay-per-views on RAW. Long way they’ve come.

  • Emerson

    I say take what is written with a grain of salt just because word is that the meeting went bad and white turned the idea down doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. Dana white wouldn’t have even mentioned it as a possibility if it wasn’t. I think you will see Lesnar back in the UFC following Wrestlemania because I honestly think that’s where his true loyalty lies and not with WWE. WWE is a quick paycheck for him and that’s it.

  • JIR

    thing is White only wants UFC talent to work for UFC no cross promotion he wont even let UFC vs Strikeforce matches and they both belong to him why would he work actively WWE

  • Mark

    Who cares that he went to UFC . He is only obligated to WWE for a few days a mth.

  • SpudimusPrime89

    “White does not want a pro wrestling connection with UFC…”

    Too late!

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