Before UFC 190 pay-per-view, Dana White made some disrespectful comments towards the sport of Professional Wrestling.
Dana White called Professional Wrestling “fake”. Many people within the Pro-Wrestling industry were angered by his comments and didn’t back down from showing their displeasure.
Brock Lesnar, who is both a former UFC Heavyweight Champion & WWE World Heavyweight Champion, appeared on ESPN SportsCenter this morning and had the following to say about Dana White’s comments:
“Well, of course, Dana, it’s fake, everybody knows that, but you’re promoting the same thing we’re promoting. Dana White is promoting fights, we’re promoting fights. It just so happens we get a little more longevity out of our fight and out of our fighters because of the circumstances.
It is a staged arena, everybody knows that. If you can’t turn WWE on Monday night and get something out of that show and be entertained, then there’s something wrong with you. Dana is probably, in his defense, is promoting fighting, but it’s the same thing. He’s trying to sell pay-per-views, he’s trying to sell money fights, it’s the same racket.”
During the interview, Brock was asked which is bigger: UFC PPV (UFC 100 in particular) or WrestleMania. Lesnar replied WrestleMania is bigger and better. He said 80,000+ people is amazing. Brock said with WWE he can soak in the crowd, with UFC he is focused in on his opponent.