Brock Lesnar Makes WWE Return, But UFC Intentions Remain The Same

Last night (Sun. September 16, 2018) Lesnar made his return to the professional wrestling juggernaut at its Hell In A Cell (HIAC) pay-per-view (PPV). He interrupted the main event for the Universal Championship between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman. Lesnar tore down the steel door of the structure and hit both men with his signature […]

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Last night (Sun. September 16, 2018) Lesnar made his return to the professional wrestling juggernaut at its Hell In A Cell (HIAC) pay-per-view (PPV). He interrupted the main event for the Universal Championship between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.

Lesnar tore down the steel door of the structure and hit both men with his signature F5 finisher. Hours before the show several professional wrestling sites had reported spotting Lesnar in the same city as the show. It was speculated he’d be getting involved in some way, shape, or form.

This is an interesting move by Lesnar, who was believed to be finished with WWE for the time being last month. He dropped the WWE’s World Title to Reigns at the SummerSlam PPV. This was because “The Beast” is believed to be gearing up for a big UFC return.

He will likely challenge Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight championship in early 2019. According to a report from Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting, this plan remains the same. The only reason Lesnar appeared at the HIAC PPV last night was that he is setting up another major WWE program for an upcoming show in Saudi Arabia.

WWE and Saudi Arabia have a lucrative deal in place that will provide the country with regular shows over the course of 10 years. Lesnar will be making a return to Saudi Arabia on November 2nd to perform on the card, after appearing on the WWE’s first show this past April.

He is believed to be making “well into the seven figures” for his matches in Saudi Arabia.

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Brock Lesnar Makes WWE Return, UFC Intentions Remain The Same

Brock Lesnar has returned to the WWE, so what does this mean for his UFC intentions?

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Brock Lesnar has made his return to WWE.

Last night (Sun. September 16, 2018) Lesnar made his return to the professional wrestling juggernaut at its Hell In A Cell (HIAC) pay-per-view (PPV). He interrupted the main event for the Universal Championship between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman.

Lesnar tore down the steel door of the structure and hit both men with his signature F5 finisher. Hours before the show several professional wrestling sites had reported spotting Lesnar in the same city as the show. It was speculated he’d be getting involved in some way, shape, or form.

This is an interesting move by Lesnar, who was believed to be finished with WWE for the time being last month. He dropped the WWE’s World Title to Reigns at the SummerSlam PPV. This was because “The Beast” is believed to be gearing up for a big UFC return.

He will likely challenge Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight championship in early 2019. According to a report from Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting, this plan remains the same. The only reason Lesnar appeared at the HIAC PPV last night was that he is setting up another major WWE program for an upcoming show in Saudi Arabia.

WWE and Saudi Arabia have a lucrative deal in place that will provide the country with regular shows over the course of 10 years. Lesnar will be making a return to Saudi Arabia on November 2nd to perform on the card, after appearing on the WWE’s first show this past April.

He is believed to be making “well into the seven figures” for his matches in Saudi Arabia.

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Recent WWE Signee Matt Riddle Admits He Misses MMA

The newly signed WWE star Matt Riddle admits he misses fighting in MMA, where he once competed under the UFC banner.

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Former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Matt Riddle has signed with WWE.

Riddle, a former competitor on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), fought all but one of his professional MMA fights in the UFC’s Octagon. Riddle would’ve had a four-fight win streak with the UFC at one point. Unfortunately, two of his victories were reversed to No Contests due to a pair of failed tests for *********.

Following his second failed test for *********, Riddle was released from the promotion. He fought once more in Titan FC, winning via second-round submission, before making the transition into professional wrestling.

Riddle had a tremendous amount of success on the independent scene before catching the attention of WWE. The professional wrestling juggernaut scooped Riddle up and inked him to a developmental contract. Riddle tells MMA Junkie that, despite his success in professional wrestling, he does miss fighting in MMA:

“I do miss it,” Riddle said. “I watch the fights. I watched Tyron Woodley dominate this week. I feel bad for the fighters and I know exactly – things are a little different now – but I know my world when I was in MMA, everything was tough.

“Life was just so tough. Everything was a struggle. Bills were a struggle. Even when you’re on top in the UFC, you only get paid a couple times a year. I’m just really glad to have that all behind me and focus on my craft.”

Riddle is one of several mixed martial artists who have made the switch over to professional wrestling. Most recently; Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, Tom Lawlor, Shayna Baszler, and many more have moved over. Riddle said that it takes more than just the ability to do moves and be athletic to be a wrestler – you need charisma:

“There’s a lot of people making the transition and doing it well,” Riddle said. “There are other guys that are doing great – and women – you’ve got Ronda and Shayna (Baszler), Jessamyn Duke. You’ve got Tom Lawlor, you’ve got me.

“There’s a lot of guys like ‘King Mo,’ for example, who is a big fan of professional wrestling, world-class fighter, world-class athlete, but I don’t think he’s the greatest pro wrestler. It’s more than moves and athleticism. It’s that charisma.”

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Cris Cyborg Reacts To Ronda Rousey’s WWE Title Victory

Ronda Rousey is now a WWE Champion.

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Last night (Sun. August 19, 2018) the WWE held its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV). Due to what transpired, it’s no surprise that Cris Cyborg reacts to the event.

On the card was former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey challenged Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship. “The Rowdy One” defeated Bliss with her armbar for the submission victory.

As a result, Rousey is now the WWE RAW Women’s Champion. It is her first title of her professional wrestling career. Rousey’s longtime rival in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), Cris Cyborg, offered her thoughts on the occasion.

Cyborg congratulated Rousey, who she called “the baddest woman on the planet.” She signed the congratulatory message as “the most feared woman on the planet”:

“Congrats to the baddest woman on the planet on the first of many belts. Sincerely, The most feared woman on the planet.”

Rousey has really taken to the world of professional wrestling nicely since debuting back in April. She picked up her first win inside the squared circle at WrestleMania 34. Rousey teamed up with her fellow Olympian Kurt Angle and defeated Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

She previously had a RAW Women’s Title match with Nia Jax but had that opportunity thwarted due to interference from Bliss. However, Rousey got sweet revenge last night when she took the title off Bliss at SummerSlam last night.

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Former UFC Fighter Matt Riddle Signs with WWE

Former UFC fighter Matt Riddle has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment where he will begin working under the NXT brand in the near future. Are you as excited to see #MattRiddle in Brooklyn as HE is to BE in Brooklyn?!@SuperKingofBros #NXTTakeOver…

Former UFC fighter Matt Riddle has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment where he will begin working under the NXT brand in the near future. Are you as excited to see #MattRiddle in Brooklyn as HE is to BE in Brooklyn?!@SuperKingofBros #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/wOP2y9yRhY — WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 18, 2018 Riddle spent 12 of his 13 professional […]

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USADA Pays Brock Lesnar First Visit Of 2018

Brock Lesnar has submitted his first anti-doping sample of the year according to USADA database.

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The “Beast” is back…in the USADA testing pool, that is.

According to USADA’s database of tested athletes for 2018, Brock Lesnar has successfully submitted his first anti-doping test of the year. The database was most recently updated on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Lesnar re-entered the USADA testing pool just two short weeks ago when “The Beast” stormed the center of the octagon at UFC 226 to have a WWE-inspired face off with the newly crowned heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

Though the UFC is yet to confirm the Lesnar Cormier megafight, the fight is expected to happen at the beginning of the new year. Permitting Lesnar passed his subsequent USADA tests, January of 2019 will be the earliest “The Beast” can return to competition inside the octagon.

Lesnar drew collective criticism from a majority of the MMA world when he was granted a conditional waiver for the traditional four-month testing period required for un-retiring UFC fighters, a decision that left the promotion with egg on their proverbial faces when the hulking former heavyweight champion failed multiple drug tests for banned estrogen blockers, a suspension he still has to serve the remainder of before fighting Cormier.

Now, he’ll have to pass another stringent battery of tests in order to actually return to the UFC, and USADA has already paid him their first visit. Will he be able to make it to his heavyweight title bout against Cormier?

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