UFC president Dana White spoke about Vince McMahon after Tuesday’s season premiere of the Contender Series.
White was asked about McMahon following his exit from WWE over the past week.
The UFC president was very complimentary and said he had nothing but respect for McMahon noting he watched it as a child while adding that McMahon.
“He’s a killer, he’s buried a hatchet in my back a few times but that’s what you’re dealing with. You don’t deal with a killer and not expect him to kill you.”
White joked about providing McMahon and company much better tickets for UFC 276 earlier this month than White received in New Orleans when he attended WrestleMania 34.
White told a story about going to the event at the request of Ronda Rousey and arriving at the stadium where no tickets were left for him at will call, and had to make some calls to get his tickets.
Then, White said they seated them far away with a cameraman having to climb over people to get a shot of White that was shown on the broadcast.
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It should be added that WrestleMania 34 took place the night after UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with White flying to New Orleans to make it to WrestleMania.
It was an intense week for White as the lead-up to UFC 223 included Conor McGregor launching a dolly at a bus containing several fighters and led to the fighter being charged with three counts of assault and one for criminal mischief. McGregor later pleaded no contest to a count of disorderly conduct.
White ended his answer regarding the “message” he received from WWE over the tickets issued to him at WrestleMania:
So, when you run an event like we run and you have people that you know are coming – that you give a s**t about or respect – you make sure that they are f***ing taken care of. So, when you show up at an event like that, and this is what I do, this what I do for a living for the last fucking 23 years – message received, you know what I mean? And there’s no hard feelings, I get it. Vince is like that, that’s the way he is. I sat in my f***ing seats and I watched the whole event, and then we left.