Dana White

Dana White Reacts To Vince McMahon’s Retirement From WWE 

Former WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon abruptly resigned after 40 years as the company’s top executive. McMahon’s retirement was not without controversy, as he is currently being investigated for several non-disclosure agreements he supposedly made with former female WWE employe to incidents of sexual misconduct. Over the course of 16 years, more than $12 million in hush money was paid out, according to the investigation.

Despite these accusations, numerous people that have worked with McMahon in the past and recently have paid their respects to the 76-year-old former CEO, and also that list presently includes UFC President Dana White, who made a comment on McMahon’s retirement during a post-fight press conference just after Dana White Nominee Series.

UFC president has had a complicated relationship with McMahon

I’d been hearing stories regarding Vince for days, replied White. What that guy constructed and accomplished is amazing. He’s been doing this for over 50 years; I remember watching it as a kid, and to still be there now is incredible. He’s a murderer, and he’s buried the hatchet a few times in my back, but this is what you’re up against. You do not even deal with a murderer and anticipate him not to try and kill you. But I have nothing but admiration for Vince.

As he previously stated, the UFC president has had a complicated relationship with McMahon and WWE over the years, but the two have always seemed to have mutual respect for one another. They also shared a desire to keep their respective shows running during the pandemic, hosting wrestling & fighting events whereas the world was closed down. In the old days, White and McMahon have collaborated to promote talent, such as having Brock Lesnar’s UFC battle with Mark Hunt encouraged on WWE television prior to his WWE SummerSlam fight with Randy Orton in 2016, and vice versa.

Ric Flair’s Last Fight

Flair wrestled for Vince at two points in his career, first in the early 1990s and then again from 2002 until his WWE retirement at WrestleMania XXIV. While Flair disclosed that he was disappointed by Vince’s decision to retire. At Ric Flair’s Last Fight, Flair will pair up with his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo, who is husband and wife to Charlotte Flair, to face the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, the latter of whom has been assisting Flair in his preparation for Nature Boy’s final match.

The night before all this, Jarrett will be the special guest umpire for The Usos vs. Street Profits at SummerSlam, that also takes place at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.