Dana White calls EVP’s comment about WWE and UFC “one of the dumbest statements of all time”

On Tuesday, an official announcement was made regarding Endeavor’s merger of WWE and UFC into TKO. UFC senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein spoke with ESPN.com and said, “Where we want to get is where every UFC fan is a WWE fan and every WWE fan is a UFC fan.”

During a press conference for his Dana White’s Contender Series, UFC President Dana White was asked about the quote…

“Lawrence, I love you, one of the dumbest statements of all time. I don’t know why he said that. I don’t even know what to say to that. No. There is no…there is some crossover. Some people like WWE, some people like UFC, some people like both. I don’t think there is ever going to be a day where we turn every UFC fan to a WWE fan or every WWE…what’s beautiful about the synergy between these two fanbases is they are very completely opposite. There is very little crossover. Maybe he was misquoted, I hope that was the case because I could not disagree with him more.” (quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)