Back in 2003 UFC and WWE were both on SPIKE TV. Thats when Dana White had a chance to get some helpful business advice from none other than Vince McMahon about the to's and not to's about running a sport/entertianment type of televisiion series.
Thans when Dana came up with the TUF reality series. Since then Pro Elite was introduced as a competitor, rooting from Showtime cable channel and Afflicition (formerly IFL) combining to make a bigger roster. Pro Elite seemed to be a threat to UFC and once again Dana took Vince's advice and aired a previous pay per views free on Spike TV every time Pro Elite aired an event.
Now, rewind to 1994 when the WWE and WCW were having there legendary Monday Night Wars. the WCW was ran by Turner cable which is a rich corporation with a lot of money but the show was ran by Eric Bischoff who did everything in his power to take the WWE out of the picture. Vince McMahon chose to ride the storm out and eventually bought out the WCW because it was a money drain, and he shut it down as a company. But he did end up using alot of the stars from the show.
OK, fast forward to today again and do the math.
Dana White = Vince McMahon
Gay Shaw = Eric Bischoff
Pro Elite = WCW
UFC = WWE
Showtime - Turner Broadcasting
And the UFC airing free events during Elites events, just so they lose viewers. Its pretty obvious whats to come for Elite and their fighters.
I know the world of Wrestling and MMA are completely different, but they are similar in the facts that they do need a certain amount of viewers to continue on TV. and They do hold there shows in arenas acroos the country. So you tell me... am I full of it or will my theories prove correct???????????