Do you wanna be a F'ing magician?
UFC President Dana White will appear on an episode of Criss Angel's Mindfreak, Wednesday, August 27 at 10 p.m. ET on the A&E network. While the details of his role are still under wraps, UFC fans are sure to be intrigued by White's cameo.
Criss Angel is sort of an anti-Copperfield -- an entertainer who takes magic far beyond pulling rabbits out of hats and regurgitating colorful scarves. Angel looks to blur the line between reality and illusion while maintaining a darker, edgier feel.
Here's a quick summary of the show from A&E:
"Mindfreak takes viewers into the world of Criss Angel -- called the 'postmodern Houdini' by MTV -- whose distinct blend of magic, mentalism, and dazzling pyrotechnic effects has made him the hottest young magician in America today. In past seasons, he has astonished fans with such incredible feats as hanging suspended by hooks from a helicopter over the Nevada desert and splitting a woman in two in a public park."
Angel is probably best known for "mentalism," which I always thought was the reason Dana was unable to sign Fedor Emelianenko back in 2007. Now I know it actually refers to the use of psionics as it relates to magicians.
Fans of the show may also be surprised to learn that Dana's interest in magic comes from his prior experience in the mystical arts. How many times over the past year have we seen his ability to make a fighter's contract disappear before our very eyes?
For now we can only speculate as to what level of participation White will have. Perhaps Angel will attempt a new illusion for UFC fans? Hopefully he doesn't repeat the one from 2006 where he walks on water.
Dana's been doing that for years.