MMA is a tough game where the longevity of a fighter’s career is limited to a few years by which time
they need to make it to the top and make as much as cash they can. But often only a certain percentage
of the UFC is special but once their time in the Octagon expires, they often tend to switch to other
professions like commentary, fight analyzing, entrepreneurship and acting. But there are only few who
still choose to do extreme stuff and want to take it to the next level, Pro-wrestling. The following are few
fighters who have fought in the UFC and who could have a great career in the WWE:
1. Chael Sonnen:
When you think of villains in the world of combat sports the first name that pops
to your mind is none other than the ‘Bad Guy’ Chael Sonnen. The American Gangster has talked
his way into securing two title fights. Despite losing to Anderson Silva he secured another title
fight against Jon Jones. This proves he has got excellent skills on the microphone. This man has
the abilities to get inside the opponents head no matter how tough they are. The WWE can
simply sign him up for his talk skills which could simply do wonders for the WWE Universe. He
can be the ultimate heel (reference for villains in pro-wrestling) that the fans have been waiting
for a long time.
2. Michael Bisping:
The English bad boy has a knack to throw insults at his opponents. Prior to his
legendary fight against Anderson Silva, ‘The Count’ successfully got under his skin which did help
him during his match. Not to mention his confrontation with the ‘American Gangster’ himself.
Bisping has an English Bad Boy persona with which he has successfully entertained the fans. The
former UFC Middleweight champion is one the biggest middleweight fighters of all times who
weighs around 200 pounds on a regular day. With his handsome English looks and talk skills one
can’t expect anything less than becoming a crowd pleasing showman for the WWE main event
3. Alistair Overeem:
He admitted that he would like to have a rematch with Brock Lesnar in a
WWE ring. And Vince McMahon would have no problem signing the heavy hitting K1 legend.
More over his impressive physic would be a positive factor as the Chairman of the WWE loves to
sign athletes with massive muscle mass. Overeem who can be has high possibilities of having a
successful run in the pro-wrestling business.
4. Cowboy Cerrone:
One of the fans pleasing stars in the UFC is none other than Donald Cerrone
who often goes by his nickname ‘Cowboy’ sticking to his Cowboy gimmick. He is known for his
classy character inside and outside of the Octagon. He is an adventurous person who loves to
indulge in hunting, surfing, advertising, and many other extraordinary activities. Moreover, he
too possesses good talk skills which we saw when he shut Conor McGregor during one of the
press conferences back in 2016.
5. Ronda Rousey:
Ronda Rousey has everything the WWE is looking for. She has the necessary talk
skills and body structure of an athlete. Moreover, she is popular. The former UFC fighter also
picked her nickname ‘Rowdy’ from WWE Hall of Famer ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Pipper. She has been in
the WWE ring before where she helped The Rock against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H at
WrestleMania 31. Though her performance was short, it won the hearts of many wrestling fans.
She made another appearance where she and her two friends had a face-off with fellow WWE
female superstars. It has been rumored for years that the former UFC champion will step inside
the WWE ring. All we can do it hope and wait.
6. Quinton Rampage Jackson:
Rampage is meant to step inside the squared circle. He has
performed in Total Non-Stop Action before and the fans simply loved him. He has also acted in
Hollywood movies. He is the perfect alpha-male bad guy character that the WWE is looking for.
With his gimmick, the chain he wears around his neck and the swag he’s got while walking
towards the ring, he’s the perfect example of a stand-out tough guy persona that the WWE
needs right now.
7. Francis Ngannou:
Though this knockout monster knows little English, I’m sure the Legendary
Pro-wrestling Manager Paul Heyman can be of assistance in promoting the French-Cameroonian
just the way he promoted the ‘Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar. Ngannou has all it takes to be a
power house in the WWE. He has the strength to do it all. He has revealed that his dream MMA
match would be against the Lesnar. If trained well in pro-wrestling he can square off against the
Beast in the squared-circle as well.