An update has emerged on UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya potentially making his WWE in-ring debut.
Following the announcement that Endeavor has purchased WWE and will merge it into one sports and entertainment company with the UFC, it has been heavily speculated that some UFC stars will eventually make the transition to the squared circle.
One star who’s rumored to eventually do so is Israel Adesanya, who stated in July 2022 that he ‘definitely’ has plans to make the jump to pro-wrestling in the future.
Speaking with ESPN, Adesanya’s manager Tim Simpson noted that he doesn’t see Adesanya wrestling for WWE while he’s still an MMA competitor.
Confirming that having a WWE match is definitely on Adesanya’s bucket list, Simpson said:
“It’s on his bucket list, for sure. He wants to (do a match). He’s been very disciplined. We’ve had acting opportunities turned down.
“He’s been very disciplined about being an athlete. Because he knows that’s all in his future.
“So, I can’t see him doing it while he’s still competing. But in the future? Definitely bucket list.”
Adesanya most recently fought at UFC 287 on April 8, defeating Alex Pereira via KO to regain his Middleweight Championship.
UFC President Dana White recently addressed rumors about crossover between UFC and WWE moving forward, which you can read more about right here.
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