Dana White and Vince McMahon are natural competitors, regardless of what either would tell you.
Dana White, the President of the UFC, admittedly has tried to make deals with WWE Chairman on numerous occasions in the past to mixed results. When speaking about it on a recent episode of The Ric Flair show, White said that McMahon's passion shines through when trying to do business with thim,
“I’ve been working -- or trying to work -- with Vince for years.” White said. “It was obviously very difficult. Vince is a maniac, he’s a fucking competitor, man. That’s what he is. If you look at what Vince McMahon has accomplished in all of his years, and to still be on top, the guy’s got enough money, he’s in it 'cause he loves it, he’s in it 'cause he’s passionate about it. He’s a fucking maniac, he’s an animal, he’s a competitor, he wants to win, and you know, that’s his nature, and I respect it.”
McMahon, who once tried to get Dana White to participate in a shoot fight at WrestleMania, was said to have been remarkable easy to deal with when the UFC inquired about using Brock Lesnar. White praised Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, and noted that Vince has actually improved of late.
"I'd say that this last Brock deal, and when Ronda went over and did the WWE WrestleMania, I’d say those were the two, out of all the years of dealing with Vince and everybody, those were probably the two best experiences. I think that Vince, and definitely Stephanie and Triple H, Stephanie and Triple H are always great, always great, always cool to work with, Vince has been very difficult in the past, but in the last several years he’s been much better," said White.