Dana White discussing UFC fighter appearing on WWE programming Photo Credit: UFC St. Louis Post-Fight Press Conference on YouTube

The TKO merger bringing together the UFC and the WWE under one parent company has opened the door to potential crossover appearances between some of the talent in the respective companies. But thus far, there have only been a few instances of crossover between the two companies.

That could be set to change in the future. UFC President Dana White spoke during his post-fight press conference after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 56 event about the possibility of allowing more UFC fighters to appear on WWE programming, a possibility that he revealed that he would be and has been “okay” with.

“Listen, some of the fighters that fight here have always dreamed about doing a WWE match.” said White via Jed I. Goodman on Twitter/X.

He then fired a shot at former WWE CEO Vince McMahon, who he said “consistently f-d him for no reason”.

“I mean, I didn’t have a problem with that when Vince (McMahon) was consistently f****** me for no reason. And now that that’s not the case anymore, obviously would absolutely do it.”

Vince McMahon is obviously no longer in play when it comes to the relationship between the WWE and the UFC after selling all of his remaining TKO shares last month. And even though Dana White claimed here that he was fine with the crossover even when McMahon was in power, their relationship was certainly rocky even in the best of times.

Now that McMahon is completely out of the picture, we could certainly see more UFC fighters on WWE programming in the future.

One name that perhaps comes to mind in a potential crossover appearance is UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis, who is known to have quite the personality and showed that off on Saturday night by mooning the audience after his knockout victory in the main event against heavyweight contender Rodrigo Nascimento.

[Jed I. Goodman on Twitter/X]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.