Khabib Nurmagomedov Will ‘Smash John Cena’s Face’ – Ali Abdelaziz

Khabib NurmagomedovKhabib Nurmagomedov would smash WWE superstar, John Cena, in the wrestling ring according to MMA manger, Ali Abdelaziz. ‘The Eagle’ surprisingly retired from the sport back in October after beating Justin Gaethje to unify the UFC’s lightweight division. After months of uncertainty as UFC boss, Dana White tried to persuade the undefeated Russian to stick […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov would smash WWE superstar, John Cena, in the wrestling ring according to MMA manger, Ali Abdelaziz.

‘The Eagle’ surprisingly retired from the sport back in October after beating Justin Gaethje to unify the UFC’s lightweight division.

After months of uncertainty as UFC boss, Dana White tried to persuade the undefeated Russian to stick around, Nurmagomedov relinquished his 155lb belt last month, cementing his decision to retire. Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler are set to square off for the vacant title at UFC 262.

The 32-year-old is in his fighting prime and still appears to have a lot to give as an athlete. However, as of late he has been focusing on the athletic endeavours of others. Nurmagomedov has been coaching fighters and he now on his own promotion – Eagle Fighting Championship.

During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Nurmagomedov’s manager was asked about the possibility of his client transitioning to professional wrestling.

“Any of these soft steroid freaks wants to go ahead and have a wrestling match with Khabib, they want to get beat up for real. They know who to call. They need to call me,” Abdelaziz said. “He’ll go there and he’ll smash John Cena’s face no problem.”

Do you want to see Khabib Nurmagomedov compete in the WWE?

Bobby Lashley Wins The WWE Championship

Bobby LashleyProfessional wrestling and mixed martial arts are sports that have been continually linked ever since the UFC’s inception. Brock Lesnar was the first cross-promotional star who broke PPV records for the UFC at the time. Since then, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey, Jake Hager and many others have switched careers between the two sports. Bobby Lashley […]

Bobby Lashley

Professional wrestling and mixed martial arts are sports that have been continually linked ever since the UFC’s inception.

Brock Lesnar was the first cross-promotional star who broke PPV records for the UFC at the time.

Since then, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey, Jake Hager and many others have switched careers between the two sports.

Bobby Lashley is no different. The former Bellator and Strikeforce heavyweight amassed an impressive 15-2 record in MMA

The 44-year-old holds several high-profile wins over the likes of Jason Guida, Bob Sapp and James Thompson.

‘The Dominator’ has not fought in MMA since 2016, when he defeated Josh Appelt via rear naked choke submission. However, he has been considerably more active in the wrestling ring.

Lashley’s success culminated in a title match against The Miz. Lashley dominated his opponent, before swiftly submitting him. Thus another former MMA fighter lifts the WWE belt.

He will now likely face off against Drew McIntyre at Wrestlemania 37.

Do you think Bobby Lashley will ever return to MMA?

Ken Shamrock Says He Owned ‘The Rock’ Name Before Dwayne Johnson

Ken ShamrockMMA legend Ken Shamrock has revealed he owned ‘The Rock’ nickname before professional wrestler turned Hollywood movie star Dwayne Johnson took it on. During an appearance on Casual Conversations with The Wrestling Classic, Shamrock revealed he gave the WWE and Johnson permission to use ‘The Rock’ name. “Anything that had to do with the cage or […]

Ken Shamrock

MMA legend Ken Shamrock has revealed he owned ‘The Rock’ nickname before professional wrestler turned Hollywood movie star Dwayne Johnson took it on.

During an appearance on Casual Conversations with The Wrestling Classic, Shamrock revealed he gave the WWE and Johnson permission to use ‘The Rock’ name.

“Anything that had to do with the cage or Lion’s Den, they had to go through my approval, because I owned all that. I have [it] in my contract, I own that. In fact, funny story is that The Rock, he was known as Rocky. [They] had to have my permission to use the name The Rock because I owned Ken ‘The Rock’ Shamrock. That’s what I was known as when I was first fighting in the UFC. They called me Ken ‘The Rock’ Shamrock so I had that carved out too but anyways, so the cage, the Lion’s Den cage and all that stuff so it had to be something that had to be approved by me which I was fine doing, but a lot of the creativity that went into that I think had to do with a lot of the creative writers and the people at the WWF with the weapons and all that stuff but, I came up with the actual slang of the actual cage itself. Instead of just being a straight cage, I wanted to angle a little bit because that gave us a chance to actually work off that cage, because if it was straight up, you ain’t shooting him into the cage because it’s — you’re gonna get stuck in there, right? So by having an angle, you can run up on it, you do all kinds of gimmicky stuff on there so, there was a lot of creativity [that] went into that but I was a part of that creativity for sure.

Shamrock went on to reveal he never made any money from the name and was happy to stop using it once Johnson became a wrestling superstar.

“No [I didn’t make any money from ‘The Rock’ name]. You know what man? The Rock came up and started using it. Nobody even knew the issue at all. I didn’t because I was never kind of — I never liked that, right? Just like when they came up with the dolls that had the lion skin on it with the shorts on it, I owned that. They never asked me to do that, they didn’t ask to do that so therefore I own that, so I could’ve gotten all that too but you know what? I was fine with where I was at. It didn’t matter. So, and me and Rocky, we talked about it one time. He didn’t even know. He’s like, ‘Really!?’ I said, ‘Yeah. Don’t worry about it. No big deal.’ It’s like, ‘I’m not gonna do anything for that’ so it’s like, I’m known as The World’s Most Dangerous Man now.” (Transcribed by RingsideNews)

Do you think Ken Shamrock should’ve been compensated for allowing the WWE & Dwayne Johnson to use his name?

WWE Legend Goldberg Wanted MMA Career: ‘That Was A Dream Of Mine’

GoldbergWWE superstar Bill Goldberg has revealed he considered making a career in MMA but ultimately opted to focus on professional wrestling because it paid better. The 54-year-old clearly made the right choice. Today he is globally recognized as one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling. Goldberg has also successfully transitioned into acting, he has […]

Goldberg

WWE superstar Bill Goldberg has revealed he considered making a career in MMA but ultimately opted to focus on professional wrestling because it paid better.

The 54-year-old clearly made the right choice. Today he is globally recognized as one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling. Goldberg has also successfully transitioned into acting, he has most notably featured in The Longest Yard, Looney Tunes, and The Goldbergs.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Goldberg revealed that his “dream” was to compete in MMA.

“If you know anything about my background when it comes to MMA, I had one of largest MMA gyms in the country back in the late ’90s,” he said. “That was a dream of mine.”

Goldberg trained alongside UFC legends Randy Couture and Mark Coleman during their prime fighting years.

So how does the WWE icon think he would have faired inside the Octagon?

“I think my stand up skills would have played well, no question,” Goldberg says. “Because a lot of people have no idea as to what I’ve done in the past.”

“But, I’d be lacking in the ground game, there’s no doubt — and the problem with a guy like myself is I’d end up hurting myself more so than getting hurt by the other person,” Goldberg added. “I’ll break a hand on someone’s face! I’ll blow my shoulder out trying to choke somebody! At the end of the day, I’m my own worst enemy!”

“So the longwinded answer is absolutely I would have loved to have done it if the opportunity was such that it was comparable, if not more advantageous, in the world of professional wrestling. But, at the time, it was a no-brainer for me,” Goldberg concluded.

Despite not getting to live out his dream of competing in MMA, Goldberg remains a fan of the sport and has been inspired by Dustin Poirier who recently upset Conor McGregor at UFC 257.

“He’s from Lafayette Louisiana, it’s a great story and I just hope people understand,” Goldberg said. “I’ve said many times about a few people, his talents are at the top of the game but they pale in comparison to what is actually inside his heart. He’s a great person.”

Goldberg is set to face Drew McIntyre in a WWE championship bout at the Royal Rumble on Sunday.

Do you think Bill Goldberg would have found success in MMA?

Daniel Cormier Receives Call Out From WWE Legend Booker T

Daniel CormierFormer two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier has been called out by professional wrestling legend Booker T. Soon after his final MMA fight at UFC 252 Cormier announced he had started talks about potentially joining the WWE. ‘DC’ said he hopes to first to commentate on the fights before eventually getting involved himself. Booker T apparently […]

Daniel Cormier

Former two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier has been called out by professional wrestling legend Booker T.

Soon after his final MMA fight at UFC 252 Cormier announced he had started talks about potentially joining the WWE. ‘DC’ said he hopes to first to commentate on the fights before eventually getting involved himself.

Booker T apparently didn’t take too kindly to Cormier trying to engineer his own storylines and has since spoken out against the UFC great. In a recent episode of his ESPN show Cormier and his co-host Ariel Helwani fired back at the veteran wrestler – check out the clip below.

Booker T has now fired back with a Cormier call out which seems to cover anything but MMA.

“I challenge Daniel Cormier since he’s talking now to get in the gym and work out with me, and he couldn’t hang 2 seconds,” Booker T said. “He couldn’t match me in the pound for pound in any form of the gym other than probably MMA.”

“Daniel Cormier, I challenge you to a shirtless contest to show the world who’s who and who’s the real man as far as that goes. As far as it’s over? It’s not over until I say it’s over. Step inside the Hall of Fame and let somebody ask you real questions, not somebody that’s going to be perhaps in Vince McMahon’s kiss my a** club.”

Booker T accepts the former dual-weight UFC champion who competed in wrestling at the Olympics has the credentials to commentate on the WWE  but advised ‘DC’ to “learn the protocol” before mouthing off again, he said.

“You have to know how to make it in the locker room before you ever have a chance of making it in the ring. All the accolades that he brings in from the fighting game are definitely worthy of him being in the commentary booth and talking over what we do. If you’re going to come in, perhaps learn the protocol first and foremost.” (Transcribed by Essentially Sports)

Do you want to see Daniel Cormier cross over into the WWE?

Daniel Cormier In Early Talks To Become WWE Commentator

Daniel Cormier may be adding another job to his already full slate. Cormier, who hosts a show on ESPN, ESPN+, and is a UFC commentator, says he is in early talks to also commentate the WWE. The former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion says WWE…

Daniel Cormier may be adding another job to his already full slate. Cormier, who hosts a show on ESPN, ESPN+, and is a UFC commentator, says he is in early talks to also commentate the WWE. The former light heavyweight and heavyweight champion says WWE is something he has loved for his entire life so […]

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