As he is wont to do, UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to waste the day away battling with fans over anything and everything ahead of tonight's UFC 190 pay-per-view in Brazil, one that features top star Ronda Rousey defending her title in a fight she's dedicated to Roddy Piper. During the course of said battling, White got into a discussion about pro wrestling, calling it out as fake and indirectly blasting WWE for its Network price:
@RKORollins I hear u bro but fake shit should be 9.99— Dana White (@danawhite) August 1, 2015
@RKORollins trust me my friend..... IT's FAKE— Dana White (@danawhite) August 1, 2015
@RKORollins not disrespecting what they do. All the WWE guys I have met are awesome people but yes it's fake.— Dana White (@danawhite) August 1, 2015
Realistically, they're simply arguing semantics. Pro wrestling is "fake" in the sense that it's scripted and its outcomes predetermined. The toll it takes on those who participate in it is undeniably real, but it's likely that's not what White is referring to.
It's a really lame, circular argument that will likely never end.
That's in part because pro wrestlers and those within the business just can't let slights like this slide. Sure enough, various folks jumped on White's comments.
Good thing you had "FAKE" @BrockLesnar in @ufc to be your biggest PPV draw of all time. https://t.co/gaAOwxbN7T— Bully Ray (@REALBully5150) August 1, 2015
This is what a "fake" head butt looks like @danawhite...complete w/ "fake" blood, stitches, and imaginary time off. pic.twitter.com/pHtgILIRdP— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) August 1, 2015
Hey @danawhite, come to the @WWEPerformCtr & see what we do EVERYDAY & tell me it's fake. Send your "ultimate" fighters too. How dare you.— Bull Dempsey (@BullDempseyWWE) August 1, 2015
And there was this exchange:
@JeremyBorash it's free in the UK goofball.— Dana White (@danawhite) August 1, 2015
There's an air of superiority in White's comments but he isn't necessarily wrong, at least not in the way he's likely approaching the subject . For that matter, there's an air of insecurity to the wrestler's comments but they aren't wrong either considering what they go through for something so many are so quick to pass off as "fake".
Like I said, it's a circular argument that will likely never end and no one is better off for having it.