Ever since mixed martial arts, and UFC in particular, went mainstream years ago, there have been constant comparisons drawn between the combat sport and professional wrestling.
While the two are actually very different, there's no denying that there are many underlying concepts that tie the two together, especially when you take a look at the fanbase and nature of both sports. Both heavily cater to the 18-40 male demographic (with WWE also going for a younger audience) and they both are based on fights between two (or sometimes more in WWE's case) athletes.
As we all know, professional wrestling is scripted, which many UFC diehards use to try to discredit the sport. More educated fans realize the amount of athletic ability and acting that goes into making the world of professional wrestling work.
UFC is not that much different. MMA fighters are some of the most athletic performers in the world, and many of them have grown to learn how to promote their fights via trash talk and other forms of showmanship, the same way WWE Superstars do on a weekly basis.
With that in mind as we inch closer to UFC 141 on Friday night, here's a look at 15 UFC fighters who could make the transition to the world of professional wrestling. Whether it is their athletic abilities, their personalities, or a combination of both, these guys would make for entertaining Monday and Friday nights.
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