PBells wrote:I would not be surprised one bit. Let's look at the circumstances:
UFC can use Brock because they agreed to co-promote with WWE
Brock was an active contractor with WWE when he was brought in for UFC 200 and currently still is, so obviously a co-promotion deal was worked out. There were numerous ads promoting WWE and it's video game before and during UFC 200. Obviously, WWE wants the biggest business possible for their side of the deal and when it comes to WME's UFC, title belts = money. Speaking of money...
WME needs these kinds of fights because PPV buys are in the toilet
In the post-McGregor era, as Joe Rogan calls it, marketability is everything. The modern-day PPV buyers care more about interviews and personalities than anything else. I wouldn't be surprised (motherfuckers) if WWE's writing team put that little thing together for Brocky. Speaking of interviews...
UFC needed someone who would gladly engage in trash-talking with Brock
Stipe has been outspoken about not doing any media for his fights. Beyond that, he never talks shit or really even responds to any attempts at verbal sparring from his opponent. He would've no-sold Brock's promo and killed a lot of the interest from filthy casuals.
Having DC win an undisputed belt helps his image and clears up some of the Jon Jones controversy
A lot of people regard DC as a paper champ (myself included) or having his soul taken by Jones (myself included). Winning the HW belt via round 1 KO legitimizes him and now UFC can clear a lot of the lingering Jones drama-clouds. This also helps build the storyline for the Brock fight.
At this point in my MMA fandom, there's nothing I would think "That's too ridiculous to happen!" You have an entertainment giant (and secret liberal super-PAC) WME working with sports-entertainment giant WWE, there is bound to be fuckery. Just turn that M upside-down and that about sums it up.
Verne wrote:“Dude, I was supposed to pretend i’d been KOd. Why did you bounce my head like a FUCKING BASKETBALL!?”
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