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UFC Fighters Eye WWE Future After WrestleMania 40 Spectacle

WrestleMania 40 captured the attention of fans and fighters alike, with a star-studded opening night that saw Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson make a triumphant return to the ring. The Rock, alongside Roman Reigns, defeated Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins in a tag team match, marking his first appearance in the ring since 2016.


In another highly anticipated matchup, Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley squared off, with Ripley emerging victorious after weeks of intense rivalry between the two.

The TKO Group Holdings partnership between UFC and WWE has drawn the interest of many MMA stars, with the potential for crossover events in the future. Fighters like Bo Nickal have expressed a keen desire to appear at WWE events, signaling a potential collaboration between the two organizations.

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey transitioned to WWE after a successful MMA career, entering the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018. While there have been rumors of an MMA comeback, Rousey's focus seems to be on her wrestling career for now.

On the flip side, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has shown that WWE stars can transition to MMA successfully. However, there are currently no plans for any WWE wrestlers to make the move to MMA.

Daniel Cormier, another former UFC champion, served as a WWE referee in 2022 and may return to a similar role later this year. A passionate WWE fan, Cormier's involvement highlights the crossover appeal between MMA and professional wrestling.


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