Dana White says Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski almost landed in Las Vegas


You may have heard a rumor lately that seems so strange it could never have happened. And no, we’re not talking about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady competing. The Masked Singer.

Instead, it’s the story of the President of Combat Sports who almost helped broker a deal that would have suddenly caused the entire Raider Nation to forget all tuck rules.

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While the Bucs were busy taking on the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night for their second preseason game of the year, and just as the contest was getting to the point where most people were turning it off and spending the rest of their weekend, something interesting happened.

UFC President Dana White said UFC 278 with the Gronks that he was orchestrating a deal that would have landed Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and former tight end Rob Gronkowski in Las Vegas.

Not to watch a fight. No. But playing for the Las Vegas Raiders.

“I worked to put this deal in place for Brady and Gronk to come to the Raiders, and it was almost a done deal,” White said on the show. “And at the last minute, Gruden blew the case and said he didn’t want him, and all hell broke loose.”

But White wasn’t done. When he says last minute, he means last minute.

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“Brady was already looking at houses,” White continued. “There was no word yet that Gronk was coming, so Las Vegas would have had Brady and Gronk the year the Bucs won the Super Bowl, except Gruden blew the deal…I was never going to tell this story… .”

So why did he do it? Because Gronk himself made him do it, that’s why.

“And Dana, that’s exactly what happened,” Gronk said after White told the story. “And you just told the story.”

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Not that we don’t already know, but it turns out that Tom Brady is making headlines, even when he’s hiding somewhere on a FOX soundstage, or in Costa Rica…

But if the story is true, which it certainly seems to be, then it turns out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fans have two Super Bowls to thank Jon Gruden for.

And wouldn’t you know it? A bad decision by quarterback Gruden actually helped the Bucs change.

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