Back when he was a free agent, Alberto Del Rio was fielding offers from several companies. One of those companies was UFC. The promotion really wanted the former world heavyweight champion to come in and do a couple of fights. However, Del Rio was forced to reject their offer because the two sides could not come to terms on money. He stated that he was doing so well in professional wrestling that it would be a pay cut to jump to MMA.
May 21, 2015
A rather interesting situation is developing through social media. Goldberg called out Frank Shamrock and challenged him to a fight. The former WCW star has been doing extensive MMA training for quite some time now, and it is being said that he will eventually get in the ring, even though he is now 48 years old. The belief is that he called out Shamrock because he was promoting the GLORY 21 kickboxing event that took place on Friday.
May 10, 2015
Chael Sonnen is a good talker, loves professional wrestling and has name value from his career in UFC. Those three reasons are why expressed interest in signing him to a contract. However, the former MMA star has opted to join GFW instead. The announcement was made this morning that Sonnen would be joining the company and serving as an analyst. This deal has led to speculations that Global Force Wrestling is close to a television deal.
May 6, 2015
Some very sad news to announce. Late on Monday night, it was revealed that Verne Gagne has passed away at the age of 89. No word yet on the official cause of death, but the AWA legend had been battling Alzheimer's disease for the past couple of years. He made news back in 2009 when an altercation that he had at a health care facility ended up causing the death of his roommate. Gagne was rarely seen in public over the past year.
April 27, 2015
Ask any UFC fan, and they will more than likely have nothing but kind things to say about the legendary Georges St Pierre. After all, he was one of the biggest draws in MMA for a reason. He is now expressing interest in professional wrestling. GSP revealed to fans at a convention that he is definitely interested in making an appearance in WWE, something similar to what Ronda Rousey did at Wrestlemania. Management should be calling soon.
April 25, 2015
An MMA reported stated through social media that Rampage Jackson lost his desire to do professional wrestling because of the way that TNA handled his career. In response, a representative from the company pointed out the special treatment that the former UFC star was given. The front office paid for a private jet, and they also provided accommodations to his entourage. It is also being said that Jackson was afraid of taking bumps.
April 24, 2015