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Dean Ambrose ready for cross-code fight in UFC, ready to lace up MMA gloves


  • numberoneromanreignsfan

    who cares

  • Johny Payne

    He could’ve made the transition had he quit pro-wrestling and focused full-time on MMA a few years ago. IMO right now it’s too late. I mean granted that Jimi Manuwa started at 29 or so, but he’s the exception rather than the rule.
    Dean would get hurt if he were to face any top-20 UFC HW. Anyway, big props to Deano for even thinking about stepping inside the Octagon. Hell, I box in the amateur circuit in my country, but wouldn’t step into an MMA cage without training my butt off in BJJ and wrestling. It’s a long and lonely walk to the MMA cage (ring if you wanna enter RIZIN FF’s freakshow fights).

  • Johny Payne

    There are shady areas in Cincinnati. Dean actually did have a tough upbringing, grew up in a rough n’ tumble neighborhood. His on-screen persona and real-life demeanor are not much different, as a result.

  • Johny Payne

    Nah my friend. I do believe MMA is one of the most brutal sports in the history of human civilization. Granted that it isn’t a fight to the death like the Gladiator bouts of old, but the trauma that these athletes take changes them forever.
    Look up Gary Goodridge, listen to how Chuck Liddell sounds now, read what happened to Matt Brown recently, Carlos Condit’s migraine problems. And that’s just naming a few. It’s brutal man. People have died of injuries sustained in the cage.

  • Johny Payne

    Agreed. Plus what most people forget when they quickly bring up Brock is that Lesnar actually has a rich amateur wrestling background. Unlike Punk who had no prior, legitimate combat experience.

  • Johny Payne

    Yes. The WWE does have a history of billing them as such. But he has decent size, so to speak. Could’ve competed as a LHW had he started MMA-centric training in his younger days.

  • MrDr3w

    Me? Explain. Or how about an intelligent retort to my statement? The comment section was put in place to discuss the content in each article, not to troll fellow users. So who’s the real one who ruins the internet? Hmmmm…

  • Ben Tarr

    He’s billed at 6’4. He’s more like 6’1.

  • Ben Tarr

    People like you ruin the internet.

  • Buzzkiller73

    He better go talk to CM punk its a whole different ball game getting punched in the face repeatedly for real!!

  • CC

    “MMA is widely considered as one of the, if not the most, brutal sports in the history of mankind.”
    Please tell me this is not a serious line.
    If you really think that in the “history of mankind” that there has not been more brutal sports, you are deluding yourself.
    Gladiator battles were considered sport. And they would have made MMA look like a picnic in a kindergarten
    And even they were probably tame compared to other “sports” in less civilised parts of the world.
    And then there is stuff like un-licenced boxing and bare knuckle fighting.

  • Johny Payne

    Jackswagger could’ve done it though back in the day. The guy had a legit amateur wrestling background. It’s just that most people don’t understand how tough it is to step inside the Octagon.

  • pitfallharry219

    I hope that line about the tough streets of Cincinnati was meant to be sarcastic.

  • MrDr3w

    So the guy crashes his bike a week before Wrestlemania, and still performed st the event, but thought he was going to die at the time. Sounds to me like there’s only ONE WORD to describe him…

    I would not put him in the octagon if he’s gonna cry after getting punched in the face.

  • Johny Payne

    He does have the size and length. I’d like to see him train at Elevation Fight Team for a year, and then start with Bellator.

  • mftom

    I would be interested in seeing this as i think he would be a good fighter. lets see where this all goes.