The situation surrounding the purported merger between WWE and UFC has garnered significant attention, particularly given the recent developments involving Vince McMahon and the UFC’s activities in Saudi Arabia. McMahon’s apparent involvement in facilitating a significant UFC Fight Night event in the country has raised eyebrows, especially considering WWE’s history with the organization and the past attempts to recruit key personnel from the UFC.
Notably, McMahon’s presence in Saudi Arabia alongside renowned WWE personality The Undertaker during the Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou fight has fueled speculation about the dynamics at play. McMahon’s positive remarks about the UFC during his time in Saudi Arabia have further added to the intrigue surrounding the potential relationship between the two entities.
Acknowledging the enduring friendship between McMahon and The Undertaker, their joint appearance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of WWE’s Crown Jewel event has sparked discussions about McMahon’s influence within the region. McMahon’s public statements, emphasizing the superiority of the UFC’s shows compared to those of WWE, have provided additional context to the evolving narrative.
“WWE has been coming here for a long time, actually. No one else actually asides from that, if this were a UFC event, you know, it would be no different, but nonetheless, Francis Ngannou in PLE is getting knocked out. The UFC is so superior to the PLE, that there’s no contest.”
Despite the complexities surrounding the purported WWE-UFC merger, McMahon’s visible engagement with UFC-related activities in Saudi Arabia suggests a potentially nuanced and evolving dynamic between the two entities, prompting speculation about the future direction of their relationship.