I recall a rumor years ago in the wake of the Brawl for All in WWF that WWE was looking at starting an MMA league. Was there anything to this?
WWE had so many injuries during the Brawl For All, they never brought it back, nor did they ever have any plans to launch a MMA group although in 2001, they did look at buying UFC (and boy, I bet in hindsight, they wish they had) as an vehicle for Shane McMahon, who has always been a huge MMA fan, to promote. Obviously, that didn't happen. I think WWE would have had a hard time running a MMA company because they have always been strongest at trying to create and market personalities and it's a little harder to do that when you can't 100% control the outcomes of the fights.