If you’ve ever watched pro wrestling you know who Shane McMahon is. If you haven’t, he’s the son of the WWE’s owner Vince McMahon. Shane recently left the sport of pro wrestling after growing up in it because of his extreme interest in MMA and now he has a chance to buy a stake in the UFC.
It was Shane who lobbied for his father to buy Pride before Zuffa and the UFC eventually took over. Believe me, the McMahon’s had enough money to make a deal.
Now Shane might have a chance to buy into the world’s largest MMA promotion on his own.
According to our friends over at Heavy.com, Shane recently cashed out $50 of his $80 million dollars in WWE stock and that would of course be the money he would use to get a piece of the UFC.
UFC president Dana White has always said that he’d be willing to let somebody buy into a minority stake of his now billion dollar empire and McMahon makes sense.
White wants someone who’s willing to sit on the sidelines, which is something Shane has done for years in the WWE. That doesn’t mean the UFC wouldn’t be able to use the prodigal son.
McMahon is known as the WWE’s mastermind behind securing large international business deals and that’s something that the UFC has been trying to do over the course of the last two years.
Everything that the UFC wants internationally, Shane McMahon has already accomplished.
This deal makes too much cents … I mean sense.