Vince McMahon Dana White An Awful Announcing rendering of Vince McMahon and Dana White.

Dating back to the rise of the UFC in the mid-2000s, Dana White and WWE chairman Vince McMahon have long been considered adversaries. But with the merger between the two companies having been completed last month, the two titans of the fight game are now essentially co-workers.

And through their first month working together, the partnership appears to be going swimmingly. So much so that even White, himself, is surprised how much of a contrast it’s been from their formerly frosty relationship.

“My history with Vince isn’t a good one,” White told Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso. “He tried to **** me so many times for no reason whatsoever except just to **** me. But that’s in the past. Now that Vince and I are allies, no one’s been a better partner than Vince.”

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