Nick Khan Suggests UFC Fighters Could Extend Their Careers In WWE Following Merger

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With the WWE/UFC merger now complete, Nick Khan thinks that wrestling fans could see MMA fighters in a wrestling ring in the future.

With the Endeavor merger now complete, many fans have wondered what will happen to WWE as an entity and how the merger will affect WWE’s roster and its various non-wrestlers’ employees.

What hasn’t been discussed as much, however, is the possibility of superstars and UFC fighters working together. That concept was on Nick Khan’s mind as he discussed the new merged entity, called TKO Group Holdings, in an interview with ESPN.

“UFC fighters are gonna stay focused on the UFC and WWE superstars obviously do something different in our ring, but you also see in the UFC people with big personalities who, once their UFC run is done, once the UFC and the fighter says, ‘Hey, maybe now’s the time to call it a day,’ could those people have a longer life at WWE, an extended life with TKO? We think so.”

Plenty of wrestlers, both in WWE and elsewhere, have dabbled in MMA before entering pro-wrestling

This proposal wouldn’t be the first time that mixed martial artists enter the world of pro-wrestling after finishing their fighting careers.

Ronda Rousey is perhaps the most high-profile MMA fighter in North America do have done so after finishing her MMA career with a record of 13-2.

Brock Lesnar is another name that comes to mind, but he’s a bit different because he was a pro-wrestler before becoming an MMA fighter and returned to WWE after finishing his fighting career.

Others who have dabbled in MMA before becoming wrestlers or while active as wrestlers include Matt Riddle, Shinsuke Nakamura, Minoru Suzuki, Alberto Del Rio, Kazushi “the Gracie Hunter” Sakuraba, and Bobby Lashley.

h/t F4WOnline