5 WWE Wrestlers Who COMPETED In MMA

5 WWE Wrestlers Who COMPETED In MMA

Number 5 – Batista Batista is most notably known for his WWE
appearance and his acting but did you know that he fought a professional MMA match during
his career? After being released from the WWE, Batista attended Strikeforce: Los Angeles
on June 2010, having previously registered an interest in competing in mixed martial
arts. He also announced to TMZ.com that he would be embarking on a MMA career. Subsequently,
Batista began training hard and became a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the training
of Cesar Gracie. Batista was expected to make his MMA debut against Rashid Evans, however,
Evans was forced out of the match after a probation violation landed him back in jail.
Instead, Batista squared off against veteran Vince Lucero. After a very sloppy performance
from both parties, Batista did go on to win the fight by TKO at 4:05 in the first round,
making his record 1-0-0. Number 4 – Giant Silva Paulo Cesar Silva, aka Giant Silva, is best
remembered in the WWE world as a member of the Oddities in the late ’90s. He did not
make much impact in the WWE, nor did he in the MMA world. What was probably most notable
about Giant Silva was the fact that he was billed at 7ft2in tall! After his career in
NJPW, Silva was signed by Dream Stage Entertainment and competed in Pride Fighting Championships,
a mixed martial arts organization based in Japan. Judging by his record, it’s pretty
safe to say he wasn’t the best at MMA with 2 wins and 6 losses. One of those 6 losses
came to a man who was 200 pounds lighter than him who knocked Giant Silva out in the first
round using his knees. Number 3 – Alberto Del Rio Possibly quite a surprising person to see
pop up in this list but Alberto Del Rio was quite the MMA fighter. He fought 14 matches
in total, winning 9 matches and losing 5. His most impressive win came from a TKO due
to a belly to belly suplex which he performed to Kengo Watanabe which ultimately broke his
arm! 7 of his 9 wins came from submission whilst the other 2 came from knockout. However,
one of Del Rio’s matches, against Hiroyuki Ito, ended up in disqualification after Del
Rio was grabbing the ropes during the match. Number 2 – Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley, known in the WWE as the Dominator,
is a mixed martial artist, former collegiate amateur wrestler, and professional wrestler,
currently signed to TNA under the ring name Lashley. His nickname has sure lived up to
expectations as his record currently stands at an impressive 14 wins and 2 losses. 4 of
his wins came by knockout, 7 came by submission and 3 came by decision. One of the matches
he lost was controversial as Lashley complained to the referee about a cut he sustained under
his eye. With 33 seconds left in the second round, referee Jon Schorle asked the ringside
doctor to inspect the cut. However, with Lashley deciding to continue fighting, controversy
was created when referee Jon Schorle did not put Lashley back in the mount position as
he was when the fight was originally stopped. His opponent then sprawled out of a desperate
takedown by Lashley near the end of round two and hammer-fisted Lashley’s eye that was
already cut until the round ended. The ring doctor then stopped the fight, resulting in
Lashley losing at the end of the second round by TKO. Number 1 – Brock Lesnar The most famous WWE wrestler known to perform
in the Octagon was the beast, the conqueror, Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar fought 8 matches
in total, winning 5 of the 8 and losing 3. During his time in UFC, Brock Lesnar won the
UFC Heavyweight Championship from Randy Couture after he won by TKO (punches) in round 2.
After Lesnar defeated Shane Carwin (which was Carwin’s first loss), he became the
undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. However, his title reign came to an end when Cain Velasquez
beat Brock Lesnar by TKO (punches) in the first round to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
After Lesnar’s defeat against Alistair Overeem which was controversial as Overeem tested
positive for elevated levels of testosterone, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA,
mentioning his struggles with diverticulitis and saying “tonight was the last time you’ll
see me in the octagon”. Lesnar also added that: “he’s an older caveman now, so makes
smarter caveman decisions” and that he chose to sign with WWE instead of returning to MMA
because he could “work part-time with full-time pay”.

100 thoughts on “5 WWE Wrestlers Who COMPETED In MMA

  1. We have made a part 2 of WWE Wrestlers Who Competed In MMA. Feel free to check it out. And yes, it features Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn. You're welcome! 😛

  2. Don't mention Del Rio also fought against one of the greatest mma fighters ever in cro cop! No just leave that fact out yes👍

  3. you forgot to mention the guy Giant Silva lost two was Ikuhisa Minowa. Also a pro wrestler and known as a Giant Killer along with the legend Kazushi Sakuraba

  4. Ken Shamrock, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bam Bam Bigelow also participated in MMA. Jack Swagger ll soon join the party as well.

  5. i wonder what happen to all the CM Punk fanboys? their hero got his ass handed to him, not once but twice. don't worry, give it another 5 more years and he'll pop back in the WW gayass E when he needs a fat paycheck.

  6. Dude, how the fuck you not have Ken Shamrock. Kenny was fucking shit up and smashing skulls in when homos like Brock and CM Punk were in diapers. He had a great record too, and is still involved with MMA.

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