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Dana White: Conor McGregor Bigger Than GSP and Brock Lesnar

UFC 178 represented a notorious coming out party for Conor McGregor, who Dana White now calls the biggest star in UFC history.<p>Yes, you read that correctly.<p>After just four fights, the UFC president has conceded that the Irish featherweight is bigger than Georges St-Pierre and Brock Lesnar.<p>When …

My 12-Year, One-Way Feud With Brock Lesnar

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images<p>Earlier this week, former WWE announcer and executive (and Chael Sonnen’s announcing partner at Battlegrounds earlier this month) Jim Ross set off yet another wave of Brock Lesnar-related speculation in the MMA world when he told Fox …

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Brock Lesnar Isn’t Working Survivor Series OR TLC Because F*ck You, Who Cares

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar isn’t wrestling at this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Instead, John Cena’s wrestling Randy Orton for a shot at Lesnar’s title. <i>In January.</i><p>According to The Observer — kings of the “plans changed” news report — WWE hasn’t currently booked the champ …

Brock Lesnar Will Not Be Conquered Until WrestleMania 31

Brock Lesnar is the current WWE world heavyweight champion. The man known as The Beast Incarnate won the title back at SummerSlam on August 17, and since then no one has been able to even come close to dethroning him as the most dominant champion perhaps of all time.<p>Of course, Lesnar has had only …

Brock Lesnar Should Face John Cena at WWE TLC

Brock Lesnar's return to pay-per-view is not without its share of ambiguity.<p>Dave Meltzer of the <i>Wrestling Observer Newsletter</i> (h/t WrestlingInc) recently reported that Lesnar was booked for the Royal Rumble, indicating this could be the date when he faces John Cena.<p>Of course, a more recent report by …

Brock Lesnar Has Said To Hell With ‘Hell In A Cell.’ Here’s WWE’s Terrible Back-Up Plan.

WWE having a part-timer like Brock Lesnar as a champion has been different, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. If handled properly, Brock can be a special attraction that only shows up in a significant way on pay-per-view, thus driving buys/network sign-ups. Unfortunately WWE <i>hasn’t</i> handled it …

Top 5 Stipulations for Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at Night of Champions

There are few words to describe what Brock Lesnar did to John Cena at SummerSlam last month.<p>The highly anticipated bout between The Beast Incarnate and the WWE's franchise player was not an even wrestling match. In fact, it played out more like an old-school squash match than a championship bout, …

Predictions for Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at Night of Champions

There is genuine uncertainty surrounding the result of the Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena matchup at Night of Champions.<p>It could be argued that since Lesnar has such a light schedule—he has barely appeared on Raw since winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship—a Cena win is the natural outcome. It …

Analyzing Impact of Brock Lesnar's Absence on WWE Programming

Brock Lesnar slunk away from the WWE spotlight.<p>In the wake of his absence, a debate about the viability of a part-time champion rages on. The world champ not appearing on TV isn't the only issue, though.<p>Looking at WWE's programming without its top champion, The Beast Incarnate, one finds a number …

Jim Ross Thinks Brock Lesnar Could Return To UFC In The Spring, Purple Skin And All

Now that former WWE turned Battlegrounds play-by-play man Jim Ross is the great uniter between pro wrestling gossip and MMA, the blogging world can take his most casual thoughts and run them as news. And hey, now that Brock Lesnar has a WWE contract ending in the spring and a clean bill of health …

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Comments on Potential WWE Return and Brock Lesnar

Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, but a possible return to the WWE ring may not be coming to fruition anytime soon as many fans had hoped.<p>According to the latest episode of The Steve Austin Show on PodcastOne.com (Episode 159 starting at the 59.13 …

Shane Carwin: 'I'm All In' for Rematch with 'One-Dimensional' Brock Lesnar

Retired former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin came within inches of unifying the heavyweight titles when he faced Brock Lesnar back in July 2010, and he'd be more than willing to put the gloves back on for a part two.<p>In an interview with Marc Raimondi of Fox Sports, the 39-year-old …

Dana White Interested in Seeing '100 Percent Healthy' Brock Lesnar Return to UFC

UFC President Dana White would be interested in seeing a healthy Brock Lesnar come out of retirement and pick back up where he left off in the UFC.<p>Optimism is once again in the air following an interview with former WWE commentator Jim Ross, who recently informed Marc Raimondi of Fox Sports that …

WWE Missed Opportunities: Brock Lesnar vs. Batista

At WWE Hell in a Cell, John Cena defeated Randy Orton to earn a shot at reclaiming the WWE World title from Brock Lesnar.<p>Whenever that match takes place, it will almost certainly be on a WWE pay-per-view event, which will mark the fifth time the two stars have battled on a big stage.<p>WWE has …

WWE Classic of the Week: The Rock vs. Mankind, Survivor Series '98

Survivor Series 1998 was a show guaranteed to deliver a moment or two that would keep audiences talking about World Wrestling Entertainment's unprecedented hot streak. After all, with Vince McMahon feuding with both Steve Austin and The Rock and finding himself in the heart of an odd-couple pairing …

The Rock Surprises Crowd at WWE Raw, Starts 'Derek Jeter' Chant

The Rock swung into WWE Raw on Monday night, helping salvage an otherwise strange and regrettable parade of dinosaur costumes and wine bottles.<p>Seeing as it was a wrestling exhibition in Brooklyn, The Rock arrived at the Barclays Center and asked fans to indulge him in an homage to retiring New York …

The Rock Confirms Role in WWE Studios Movie

Over at his official Twitter account, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has confirmed that he will be teaming up with WWE Studios for the first time to make <i>The Fall Guy</i>.<p>Earlier today, the star wrote:<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> revealed last week that Johnson was in talks for the lead role in the film, which is …

The Rock and WWE Studios to Team Up for New Movie?

It seems that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and WWE Studios are teaming up, at long last.<p>Relax. Johnson hasn't signed up for <i>The Chaperone 2: Mission to Moscow</i> or anything like that. Per <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>, WWE Studios will be helping fund upcoming action film <i>The Fall Guy</i>, which Johnson is currently …

The Rock Comments on WWE Return, Brock Lesnar and More on ESPN

A WWE return may not be in the cards for the busiest man in show business right now, but The Rock hasn't shut the door on having another match at some point.<p>During an interview with Michelle Beadle of ESPN's <i>SportsNation,</i> The Rock discussed his potential desire to wrestle again as well as plans for …

Mark Henry Was On HuffPo To Discuss Race In WWE And It Was…Troubling

I love Mark Henry. I really do. We all do. That’s what we do. And I totally get that he has to feed his family and keep his job. But damn, his appearance on Huff Po Live to talk about race in the WWE is hard to watch. As I mentioned last week – and I hope this wasn’t lost in the shuffle – wrestling …

The Rock Will Cut Promos On People Who’ve Wronged You If You Call Them During An Interview

The Rock is doing press for <i>Hercules</i> everywhere he can, whether it’s The Tonight Show, Reddit or ESPN.<p>His latest stop is to talk to the cats at Screen Junkies … specifically <i>one</i> cat whose Rock fandom overpowers any journalistic intent he might’ve walked into the interview with. They’ve run into one …

How Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Went From WWE Wrestler To Hollywood's Box Office Champ

But thanks to franchises like "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Fast and the Furious," Johnson is now better known as Hollywood's box office champion.<p>In total, his movies have made $4.3 billion worldwide, which helped make him Forbes' top-grossing actor of 2013. This year, he ranked No.2 …

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WWE Classic of the Week: The Rock vs. Triple H, SummerSlam 1998

The summer of 1998 was dominated by hype surrounding the so-called "Highway to Hell," as WWE champion Stone Cold Steve Austin was preparing to defend his title against The Undertaker in one of the most anticipated matches in SummerSlam's history.<p>The promotion surrounding that match and the entire …