MANILA, Philippines—The WWE and the UFC have at all times had a shared historical past along with a few of the largest names in MMA discovering their footing within the spectrum of sports activities leisure.
Names like Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock, and Dan Severn have made their mark in each the UFC and WWE and all three have been at all times packaged in a similar way—world beaters who received’t even crack a smile—then there’s Matt Riddle.
The previous Final Fighter contestant is in contrast to any of the three different UFC greats as he’s by no means been booked as essentially the most intimidating fighter on the roster and as an alternative introduced as a laid-back athlete who simply occurs to know a factor or two about hurting individuals.
Riddle stated that whereas he’s the polar reverse of Lesnar, he’d rank himself simply behind the previous UFC heavyweight champion because the second-best WWE performer to have come from Dana White’s empire.
“I don’t wish to toot my very own horn however I feel I’m actually good at it. I personally rank myself very excessive so I pleasure and put myself behind The Beast [Lesnar], you already know I’m quantity two,” stated Riddle throughout a media availability session.
“Brock’s gotta be the most effective particularly with how he’s booked and constructed and the way he seems to be. He’s a former UFC heavyweight champion. He’s excellent at skilled wrestling as nicely.”
“With the promoting and the phrase recreation in promos, and having the ability to be goofy and being a savage when I’ve to be, I feel I’m the entire bundle.”
Riddle, nonetheless, didn’t win gold within the UFC in contrast to Lesnar, Severn, and Shamrock.
Each Severn and Shamrock received the UFC Superfight titles whereas the previous additionally grew to become the UFC 5 Match Champion.
Riddle, who received the Uncooked Tag Staff and United States titles within the WWE, although, burdened that he has excessive regard for each Severn and Shamrock.
“Ken Shamrock is fairly good when it comes right down to it,” stated Riddle. “Dan Severn, I’ve wrestled him, he’s wonderful. Shamrock is a stallion, he’s obtained approach greater arms than mine proper now.”
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