WWE Wanted Former UFC Star To Put On Weight Before Signing Him

WWE Wanted Former UFC Star To Put On Weight Before Signing Him

While speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Ben Askren spoke about how Gerald Brisco would come to his NCAA tournaments and tell him that he would make a lot of money in WWE if he weighed over 200lbs.

The former UFC star said that he told Brisco that he would never get that big, and instead went on to compete in amateur wrestling at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing:

“There was this guy named Gerald Brisco, he would always come to the NCAA tournaments and actually you know the thing he used to always tell me? He would tell me like every single year, ‘Ben if you were over 200 pounds I could make you a million dollars’. And I said, ‘Gerry, I’m not going to be that big ever. So, sorry. And I want to wrestle in the Olympics. I’m just not that interested’. So actually when I was at the Performance Center, Gerald came over and we bulls****ted, and he’s a great guy.”

Speaking of UFC, Israel Adesanya, who is the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion, recently said that it’s a real possibility that he ends up doing some work with WWE, which you can read more about by clicking here.

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3 years ago by Wrestle Talk


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