I’ve already shared my speculation a few times in the comments and forums on the site, but I figured I might as well say it again here since y’all want to know what I think (for some odd reason). There are people left and right claiming they’ve got sources telling them what’s up, but let’s be honest here: the guys running the MMA blogs have WAY WAY WAY better sources than random forum trolls. If someone was leaking the news, they’d know what’s up. So at this point you can discount whatever you’ve heard as useless chatter and baseless speculation.
All we know thus far from the Dana’s mouth: It has nothing to do with Floyd Mayweather, and it’s NOT a TV deal. According to Mr White, this is right out of ‘left-field’ (the audio re: the announcement is at 9:25).
My guess? Someone just bought into the company. I dunno if it’d be full or half or just major investment capital or what, but in my experience the only reason you take your entire company out to dinner is to announce that there are new overlords coming in. So with that being said, let’s all pray that this has nothing to do with the WWE. Because I’d really hate to find out that the sport I’ve hitched my wagon to has been taken over by those cunts.