The Undertaker, an iconic figure in the world of professional wrestling, has opened up about his enthusiasm for the highly-anticipated merger between WWE and UFC. The news comes after he was interviewed alongside WWE Chairman Vince McMahon at a recent event in Saudi Arabia by MMAJunkie, a reputable outlet in the mixed martial arts community.
With a grin, The Undertaker quipped, "I'm going to score some premium tickets to UFC and WWE events. You know Vince charges me, right?" But after the laughter subsided, the "Phenom" became more earnest. "Jokes aside, this is an electrifying time for both organizations.
I've devoted over three decades to WWE, and I've been a dedicated UFC follower. The merger represents a monumental step, not just for the companies involved but also for the global expansion of both sports entertainment and mixed martial arts."
Undertaker's UFC Love
The Undertaker's affinity for the UFC is well-known among fans.
He's been a regular attendee at UFC events and has even alluded to the idea of potentially stepping into the Octagon. While he stated that the transition would have been more conceivable had he possessed an amateur wrestling background, his love for MMA remains unfettered.
This isn't the first time the worlds of WWE and UFC have intersected. In 2010, at UFC 121, The Undertaker had a now-infamous confrontation with Brock Lesnar after Lesnar's loss to Cain Velasquez. Interestingly, this dramatic encounter occurred four years prior to their legendary showdown at WrestleMania 30, where Lesnar ended The Undertaker's fabled "Streak." When questioned if the UFC face-off was a precursor to their WWE clash, The Undertaker chuckled, dismissing the notion.
While details about the merger are still emerging, early indicators suggest it's proving beneficial for the UFC. They've recently finalized a deal with the Saudi Arabian General Sports Authority, an agreement said to have been orchestrated with the influence of Vince McMahon, who referred to Saudi Arabia as WWE's "home" for the foreseeable future.
The Undertaker's commentary adds another layer of excitement and intrigue to this groundbreaking union. With both WWE and UFC under the Endeavor umbrella, fans are undoubtedly eager to see how this merger shapes the future of sports entertainment and MMA.