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Alberto Del Rio Named President of MMA Promotion

Former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio has been named the President of Combate Americas, helping explain why he’s been going by the name Alberto El Presidente as of late.

Del Rio recently spoke to ESPN regarding his recent newly acquired position, stating he accepted the offer as soon as it was offered to him by CEO Campbell McLaren:

“I’m going to be recruiting fighters and I’m going to be there to help them get to the place that they want to get,” Alberto said. “We have a lot of talent in the company. Most of that talent is Hispanic. That makes me really happy to be able to help them. I am going to try and bring all of that experience to not just make great fighters, but great entertainers,” he said. “We know Ronda [Rousey] and [Conor] McGregor are great fighters but they are also showmen. McGregor is an amazing fighter and his Octagon skills are not in debate. But the reason why he has accomplished all of those things is because he is a showman. And people want to see him winning or losing — but they want to see him.”