The idea that the UFC would even think about fixing a fight is so out-of-this-world that it might actually be true, right?
Well, following Chris Weidman stunning knockout of Anderson Silva at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman for the UFC middleweight title, many quickly jumped on social media and started crying foul.
UFC president Dana White and WWE chairman Vince McMahon have met on a handful of occasions. Did White pick the brain of “Mr. McMahon” and find a way to make more money by having Weidman defeat Silva, thus, forcing a rematch?
Of course not. Whereas the WWE, with it’s upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view on Sunday, is fake, the UFC is a sport where two men enter the Octagon and one man has his hand raised.
There is no pre-determined winner and loser set forth by “bookers” who watch on from behind the curtain. The UFC would lose all the valuable respect and admiration that they have earned over the past decade plus if a legit fight was ever to be found as a “work.”
That FOX deal would go down the drain. Pay-per-view buys would hit rock-bottom, and White would be out on the streets looking for a new job. Hey, he could always become a great manager in the WWE I am sure.