Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett, isn't going to let a little thing like a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA get in the way of some street justice at GCW: “Bloodsport 2,” where “The Warmaster” is expected to collide with Jon Moxley, better known as WWE veteran Dean Ambrose.
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Their in-ring showdown takes place Sat., Sept. 14, 2019 inside Showboat Atlantic City in New Jersey, in what’s being billed as a hybrid MMA style of pro wrestling. Bloodsport 1 featured another former UFC champion in Frank Mir.
Pro wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) have been strange bedfellows over the last decade or so. Brock Lesnar and CM Punk became UFC cage fighters, while Ronda Rousey and Matt Riddle defected to WWE.
Real or fake, it doesn’t matter these days as both promotions live and die on entertainment. That’s why Conor McGregor told Khabib Nurmagomedov it was “only business” during their UFC 229 grudge match.
Also known as “breaking kayfabe.”