Former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio in talks to sign with Bellator

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2014 has been an interesting year for Alberto Del Rio, to say the least, after leaving the WWE in the summer.

Since then Del Rio has become Heavyweight Champion in AAA, the biggest wrestling company in Mexico, as well as recently deciding to sign a contract with American promotion Ring of Honour according to recent reports.


Well it seems that Del Rio could be set for an even bigger career change, with the possibility of fighting in MMA promotion Bellator next year.

According to reports from MMA Fighting, Bellator have been in negotiations with Del Rio - real name Jose Rodriguez - about coming to the company and a deal could be in the pipeline for 2015.

"I think that we did reach out," Bellator president Scott Coker said. "I'm not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there's some dialogue going on."


Del Rio competed in MMA under the name Dos Caras, Jr. and went 9-5 in his mixed martial arts career between 2001 and 2010. Seven of his nine career victories came via submission.

Rodriguez comes in at 6-foot-5 and weighs more than 230 pounds, so he would likely compete in either the heavyweight or light heavyweight division.

Del Rio was fired by WWE in August after slapping an employee. The 37-year old has said the man, a web producer, made a racist joke about him, prompting the reaction he deemed justifiable.

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