Jim Ross has confirmed that UFC President Dana White will be attending an upcoming AEW show.
The world’s of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts have already been intertwined for many years, and that looks set to continue.
While Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey have founded success in both WWE and UFC, AEW recently secured the services of Paige VanZant who competed in the octagon until the summer of 2020.
Furthermore, AEW President Tony Khan and announcer Jim Ross were recently present at UFC 273. The pair were seated near the front of the crowd behind UFC boss Dana White. During the broadcast, the two men were repeatedly shown on television, and the AEW brand name was also shown.
“Dana White invited Tony Khan and I to attend,” Ross said. “I left my house at 10 o’clock here on the beach to go to the event because it didn’t start on pay per view till 10 o’clock ET. I don’t think the main event went into the ring until midnight or close to it. It was a long night in that respect, but Dana’s always an amazing host, he had us front row seats and put us right behind him.
“I didn’t watch the show back but according to my timelines, we were on TV a lot and that was nice to put AEW over to some degree. He and Tony are buddies and I’ve known Dana for a long time myself, probably not as well as Tony does. He remembers my name and was glad I came, so he’s just a great host and a good dude.
“When we’re in Vegas coming up in several weeks, he’s going to come to one of our events, so Dana’s a good dude. We have a lot in common, we’re trying to sell tickets to a live event and then televise it. There’s a lot of common ground there.”
The comments come after Tony Khan recently confirmed that he hopes to work with the mixed martial arts giant in the future.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.