What are your thoughts on this? http://mobile.cagesideseats.com/2011/11/15/2564791/ufc-admits-theyre-sports-entertainment-to-get-legalised-in-new-york
Holy shit, I forgot about that Vince McMahon oily muscle pose. That’s gonna haunt my nightmares now. As for the actual article, Dana White has never been shy about admitting the stuff he swiped from wrestling, and reasonable fans outside of the hardcore MMA nerds are fine with it. Whether it’s classed as “sports” or “entertainment” is a matter of semantics for the IRS to care about. If that’s what it takes to get UFC into MSG, call it theater and nominate it for a Tony for all I care. Like, does anyone really care about calling wrestling “sports entertainment” who isn’t employed by WWE? It’s just a vague, meaningless term for the beancounters.