During an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, UFC President Dana White responded to comments by Vince McMahon that UFC television ratings are “abysmal.”
“(Laughing and smiling) Vince keeps talking sh*t about us and I don’t know why. I don’t know why he is talking sh*t about us. I mean there is a lot of things I could say about the WWE, but I would never. I don’t know. I don’t know why he is trying to kick us in the balls. I like Vince. I have a good relationship with Vince. I think it is in his nature as a competitor, as a human being, it’s the way Vince is built. You know?”
When asked by Helwani if Vince or WWE feels threatened by UFC, White also responded.
“I don’t think there is anything for him to be threatened by. We are two completely different businesses. Shots I take at boxing are shots that need to be taken. There is reasons the sport is as messed up as it is and I point them out and everything else. As far as Vince’s business, I mean I don’t even know enough about his business to even comment on it. You know I know he pulls killer ratings on TV. I have no interest…just two totally different businesses.”
White’s comments begin at the 3:43 mark of the interview below.