AEW President Tony Khan Exposes WWE Rival Vince McMahon’s Sneaky Move Against UFC President Dana White

Published 05/29/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

UFC President Dana White and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon share a cordial relationship. However, AEW President, Tony Khan, recently shared a move from WWE that could upset the UFC head honcho.

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The AEW President took to Twitter and talked about his dinner with Dana White alongside his dad, the billionaire sports tycoon, Shahid Khan. In addition, he revealed his meeting with Warner Brothers leader and more.

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Khan revealed he informed the UFC President about Vince McMahon‘s decision to move ‘Money in the Bank’ event to MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Initially, the event was planned for a stadium show; However, perhaps the absence of Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar changed the promotion’s mind to go to a smaller venue in MGM.

“Genius move trying to take on Dana and the UFC in Vegas during International Fight Week,” Khan took a dig at WWE.

Money in the Bank‘ event falls on a similar date to UFC 276. Besides, since it’s during International Fight Week, the hype around the event gets amplified to another level.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A middleweight championship bout between ‘The Last Stylebender‘ Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier will headline the July 2 event. UFC 276 will take place in T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

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The UFC has loaded the card as the co-main event will see a highly awaited trilogy bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway. The main card will see Miesha Tate compete with Lauren Murphy in the flyweight division.

While the event will also feature a pivotal matchup in the middleweight division (Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira),  Sean O’Malley taking on Pedro Munhoz, and Robbie Lawler‘s return.

How will Vince McMahon’s decision affect Dana White and UFC?

UFC and Dana White are ruthless when it comes to competing against other sports. The UFC President believes the audience for UFC differs from other sports.

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Also, ‘Money in the Bank’ event should come to a closure when the UFC main event airs.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 03: WBC/WBA/WBO super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 03, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will face Caleb Plant on November 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Even a name like Canelo Alvarez had to wait for a UFC event to get over. Hence, the UFC will continue with its usual business and would be confident against WWE.

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What do you think of Vince McMahon’s decision to move the event and go against the UFC? Or was it just a co-incident? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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