Yesterday during an interview with RDS, Dana White told a very interesting story about the WWE’s Vince McMahon challenging him to a fight:
“Let me tell you something, and I’ll tell you this, I’ve never ever said this before ever in an interview anywhere, okay? If Vince hears this he’s going to go nuts, okay? Vince it too old. He’s too old, which he won’t think he is and he’ll go crazy. He wanted to do that one time. Vince wanted to fight me – swear to God. He called me up, said, ‘Let’s do it. We can do it in the UFC, or let’s do it at WrestleMania.’ And I said, ‘You are crazy.’ Vince is — a lot of people talk about Vince. I’ve always said it and I’ll say it again, I respect Vince very much. But Vince is too old to be fighting anybody.”
So is Dana White. Here he is on the Joe Rogan podcast talking about the last time he almost fought someone in the cage:
When that whole Tito thing was happening, i had to go in and get full medicals done. You know how many times I’ve been punched in the head? A lot. And i went in and I had spots on my brain. Just trauma, damage done to you when you get punched whether you play football or boxing, whenever you take blows to the head, prolonged blows to the head. So I was getting punched in the head til i was 31 years old, then I didn’t do nothing for 3 or 4 years, and then I’ll tell ya what, getting ready for that Tito fight fucked me up bad, man. I really hurt myself bad.
Tito put in the contract that if he came back, part of the deal was that we had to fight. In a boxing match, 3 three minute rounds. I brought in heavyweights. Real heavyweights, I was 37 when I did this. I’d be sitting in my fuckin office looking at my clock going ‘Oh my God it’s one o’clock, those dudes are gonna be here in two hours. And I’d spar everyday once I got in shape, and I sparred with real heavyweights, we brought in professional boxers that I was sparring with.
And I’ll tell you man, at the end of the day for the commission to give me a license they had to see me box. So they wanted to know who I was boxing with, so I brought in this heavyweight but he still fights today, I think he’s ranked number 6 six in the world. This kid came in and we had a war because I wanted to make sure the commission would approve me . This kid wasn’t taking it easy, he was putting it to me. I was like what the fuck is this guy doing, is he tryin’ to kill me right now? Make me not get the license?
So I said fuck it, we gotta go all out or these guys aren’t gonna license me. … So we had a war this day, me and this fucking guy. Dropping bombs and shit. So when it was over, my nose was so fucked up from getting ready for that Tito fight that I had to have surgery and I snore like a beast. See that red line on the outside of my nose? I don’t know why the fuck that’s there but it didn’t used to be there. But man, that Tito thing. That was my last hurrah.
And obviously with his head meat pulled apart due to the Menieres, I think it’s safe to say he isn’t about to get into a wrestling ring either.