Alberto Del Rio open to facing CM Punk in his first UFC fight

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Several big names have left WWE recently following fall outs with the higher ups in the company or any one of a variety of reasons.

It could be argued that the two biggest names to leave following disputes were Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk.

About to meet again?

Both Punk and De Rio have made positive strides since leaving WWE, Punk has made the controversial move to the UFC and Del Rio has been a pretty hot commodity in the pro wrestling circuit.


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While both have made impressive moves since leaving the biggest wrestling promotion on the planet, they have arguably also travelled in opposite directions.

Punk and Del Rio were at one time amongst the biggest names in the WWE and their loss has really been felt within the company.

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However we are told that Punk is hard in training for his debut inside the Octagon, but in the meantime we are left to question who his opponent will be.

Del Rio has recently been speaking about Punk's move to UFC and he issued a very interesting invitation about his first fight.

"I’ll do it, but they [UFC] need to offer the right money,” - Del Rio on who will face Punk

It was seen as a landmark move when Punk signed with UFC and the idea of him facing a fellow former WWE star in his first fight would surely be one big win for UFC President Dana White.

White has made an enemy in the WWE recently after trying to poach Brock Lesnar back in March and then starting a Twitter storm with his comments about wrestling being fake.

It seems like while the WWE are lacking in viable competition in the wrestling industry, they may have found a promotion to rival them in the UFC.

Not so different after all

For years, the WWE and UFC have never really been closely linked with Brock Lesnar often being their one connection.

However in the aftermath of WrestleMania XXXI, Lesnar re-signing with WWE and Ronda Rousey appearing at the event, the two are closer than ever.

Only time will tell if the two combine again and Rousey is allowed to compete at WrestleMania 32 next year but if that does happen, it will surely be the best way to sell out the AT&T Stadium next year.

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