WWE and UFC are now under one roof as TKO Holdings Group. The business world is an interesting place, but convincing Vince McMahon to go through with this deal was quite a task.
The new TKO Holdings Group is set to take off with all the steam and momentum they can right out of the gate. The two companies, WWE and UFC, will also be massive when it comes to cashflow. Through this whole merger, Triple H will also keep his position in WWE as Chief Content Officer.
Marc Raimondi spoke with WWE President Nick Khan recently, along with UFC COO Lawrence Epstein. During that conversation, Nick Khan stated that he believes Vince McMahon started seeing UFC as a legit potential third partner when he attended UFC 276 in July 2022. That event in Las Vegas apparently changed The Chairman’s mind about UFC.
Khan believes Vince McMahon started thinking seriously about Endeavor/UFC as a partner when he attended UFC 276 in July 2022 in Las Vegas with Khan, Levesque, Stephanie McMahon and Pat McAfee. McMahon sees a lot of similarities between WWE and the UFC.
The thought of UCF and WWE under the same corporate roof was once unheard of. After all, they were in competition in the same competitive market. Now, we have an official bond between pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.
WWE and UFC have seen stars crossover from time to time, but it might not be too rare from this point on. It seems that Vince McMahon’s mind has certainly changed about UFC.
WWE and UFC might even run package deal when they’re pitching events for cities. There are a lot of possibilities down the line, and we will be here to bring you all the updates at Ringside News.
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