On Paige VanZant: Enjoyed meeting and chatting with Paige VanZant Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena prior to UFC 200. She was with her father and what a lovely, charming, young women who told me she was a big WWE fan. There’s no doubt that some day Paige and WWE will do some business but for now she’s focusing entirely on her next UFC fight. Ms. VanZant is only 22 years old, so there is absolutely no hurry for her to make a career change or an addition.
On if he thinks Brock Lesnar will fight again in the UFC: I’d be shocked to hear that Lesnar was not going to fight again in the UFC. There are too many winners in this formula notwithstanding it creates a significant new, payday for Lesnar which keeps him happy, gets WWE a ton of global media stretch plus it creates a potential, organic storyline for WWE to utilize for Brock’s next WWE event after said UFC fight. I’d keep any subsequent UFC fights for Brock away from Wrestlemania but where there is big money involved, deals can quickly be made and likely will be made.
On the UFC sale: What an amazing story of success in the world of business by the UFC management team in taking a business that was bought for $2M and was just sold for $4B. I can see films, books, etc. being produced to document this once in a life time accomplishment. This is only just the beginning as to what the UFC can and will be in the future from a global basis. @DanaWhite should be revered within the world of sports business for what he has done with the UFC brand.
Ross also talked about Lesnar vs. Randy Orton at SummerSlam and more. You can read the entire blog here. In case you haven’t listened to it yet, you can listen to the latest episode of The Ross Report here: