UFC boss Dana White has weighed in on WWE’s decision to downsize its money-in-the-bank event.
The WWE pay-per-view extravaganza was scheduled to take place at the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
But the July 2 event will now be held at the 12,000-capacity MGM Grand Garden Arena rather than the home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
UFC 276 takes place on the same evening in the same town in the Nevada desert.
T-Mobile Arena will host White’s pay-per-view event, which already has two marquee title fights confirmed.
Middleweight king Israel Adesanya will defend his title against Jared Cannonier while featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will take on Max Holloway.
Las Vegas also hosts International Fight Week in even more competition for WWE.
Speaking to the Spinnin Backfist MMA show, White said, “To be fair to WWE, they probably looked at it and their ticket prices were a lot cheaper and there would be a lot of people in town.
“International Fight Week is a tough week for that.”
Last year, during International Fight Week, Manny Pacquiao took on Yordenis Ugas on the same night as WWE SummerSlam.
WWE had hoped to elevate Money In The Bank to stadium status alongside Wrestlemania and SummerSlam.
No matches have yet been announced on the WWE pay-per-view, but the MGM Grand is already sold out.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/wwe/5512370/dana-white-ufc-276-wwe-money-in-the-bank/ Dana White reacts after WWE moved Money In The Bank PPV from the stadium to the arena in Las Vegas on the same day as UFC 276