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Cain Velasquez announced today (Tues., March 26, 2019) at a press conference he is going to make his professional wrestling debut in Mexico City, Mexico, this summer. He has been cultivating beef with other pro wrestlers in the Lucha Libre circuit, calling pro wrestling “fake.” Three pro wrestlers objected to this, and Velasquez had face-offs with all three at the press conference (Via MMAFighting.com):
Velasquez appeared Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in Mexico City where it was announced he would make his pro wrestling debut on “TripleMania,” which is the premiere event of the year for the AAA promotion. AAA, founded in 1992, is one of Mexico’s two major pro wrestling groups and ran ultra-successful U.S. events in the early 90s including one of the most acclaimed American pay-per-view events of all-time from Los Angeles in 1994.
“I will be an in-ring performer for sure. With more time learning this beautiful sport, great things will happen,” Velasquez said via his management team.
The show will take place on Aug. 3 at Arena Ciudad in Mexico City.
Muy emocionado con poder participar en #triplemaniaxxvii y estar con todos los aficionados mexicanos que siempre me han apoyado! Gracias a @luchalibreaaa por la gran oportunidad. Really excited to be part of #triplemaniaxxvii! #luchalibre #Mexico pic.twitter.com/XOPjbfYIfT— Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) March 26, 2019
Derrick Lewis made it through his knee surgery okay!
Khabib didn’t really end Conor’s career, Conor did that, but Khabib did fight him last. At least until McGregor un-retires, that is.
Here’s your McGregor headlines for today:
Dustin Poirier really seems like a great human being.
In recent years @DustinPoirier has auctioned off his fight kits in favor of some noble causes. With #UFC236 being his biggest fight ever, he’s making his grandest gesture ever. https://t.co/WtdyHXUoo1 pic.twitter.com/NGxTVyemA9— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) March 26, 2019
Michael Bisping is probably trolling:
I’ve come out of retirement.— michael (@bisping) March 26, 2019
I mean ... it is true.
Article Title: Conor McGregor (the rest doesn't matter)— Flyin’ Brian J (@FlyinBrianJ) March 27, 2019
McGregor Hater: Conner never beat a diaz brother and sucks. good riddance.
Justin Willis implies he didn’t hire the guy who tried to fight Curtis Blaydes during fight week.
Matt Brown criticized that “Wonderboy” reaction video without his morning coffee.
Ok maybe I should just have morning coffee before I tweet haha https://t.co/9XY7LLEGAL— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) March 26, 2019
Bryce Mitchell has the right attitude.
Ain’t no point in twitter beef homie, I ain’t here to talk shit. If you wanna fight let’s fight. https://t.co/88QViXmqCD— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) March 25, 2019
Gotta love some good funky grappling:
Podcasts and Videos
The top three fights to watch this weekend!
Reflections on last weekend’s madness:
My dad has been really depressed ever since our family dog passed away and today I surprised him with a new puppy pic.twitter.com/1djg0FGMVf— lil bon bon (aka yvonne the bird tweet tweet) (@yvonnethebird12) March 25, 2019