Nice try Dana White. You couldn’t just sit back and let WrestleMania weekend go by without trying to steal the show, could you? Do I really think this is all scripted to snipe the headlines during Masters weekend and WrestleMania?
Probably not, but also probably.
I don’t think Dana White said “hey Conor, how about you come over and try to kill one of our fighters for the publicity”, but I think the UFC allowed something like this to develop knowing damn well it would fill the news cycle with UFC chatter. It probably got a little out of hand for their liking, but that’s what happens when you light a fire under someone’s ass who is legitimately a paid, trained ass kicker.
When Dana’s bombshell that Brock Lesnar would be returning to the UFC didn’t make the waves he expected, he knew he had to do step up his game. Should he announce the Undertaker was coming to the UFC to fight John Cena? Sure, he could have but I don’t think you could get either of them to agree to a catch-weight fight.
In all seriousness, this is a bad look for Conor and the UFC. Yes, I understand sticking up for your boys and having their back, but you also have to realize you’re essentially a trained killer and letting your anger take over when you’re already equipped with deadly abilities is bad news bears.
I miss the days of the old UFC when all you had to worry about was the Diaz brothers smoking pot and Jon Jones snorting coke before ramming into a pregnant woman’s car, generally speaking. Chuck Liddell, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar in a blood bath. There, that’s the extent of my UFC knowledge, so you can’t get mad at anything I said.Follow @BennyMacBlog