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CM Punk Confirmed To Appear In “UFC 2”

CM Punk Confirmed To Appear In “UFC 2”

 

We know you’ve already heard that WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks would be fighting for the UFC in 2016, but it seems we would be seeing him in a video game first.

According to EA, Books would be starring as a playable fighter in their upcoming game, “UFC 2,” the sequel to their own branded “UFC” game. But the question of his strengths and weaknesses remain considering he has never fought in the octagon before, unlike other fighters Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey (one of the featured fighters on the game’s cover) who have obviously showed off their fighting capacities.

Then again, Brooks’ involvement is bound to rake in money from MMA fans, which is probably what EA and UFC are hoping for.

“UFC 2” is expected to be tentatively released in the spring of 2016—soon before or after he’ll finally be setting foot in the real octagon.

Photo via CM Punk’s Instagram

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Dead Wrestler’s Family Sues WWE For Exploiting Son

Eddie "Hot Stuff" Gilbert

Eddie “Hot Stuff” Gilbert’s dad is suing the WWE fogr reportedly exploiting his son even though he passed away 20 years ago.

Tommy Gilbert, who became in charge of the estate after Eddie died of a heart attack in 1995, claims the WWE has been using his son’s photos and videos on television and other media platforms without his permission. As an example, Tommy says an old footage of Eddie is even being used to promote the WWE.

Tommy is actually not out to stop the WWE from showing off his son—just a cut from the profits, plus damages.

However, WWE remains unshaken. They told TMZ, “Through the years, WWE has acquired the legal rights to library footage of various former wrestling organizations including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Mid-Southern Wrestling among many others. WWE has made substantial investments to acquire these copyrighted works and has the legal right to use them.”

The rep added, “Similar cases in the past have been unsuccessful, and we expect this case to be dismissed.”

Do you think Tommy is going to continue fighting?

Photo via WWE

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Tito Ortiz Compliments Rival Dana White For Signing CM Punk To Join UFC

Tito Ortiz Compliments Rival Dana White For Signing CM Punk To Join UFC

Tito Ortiz interview with TMZ Sports

You may remember that former wrestling champ CM Punk was recently fired (and on his wedding day, no less) by WWE’s Vince McMahon. Well, CM Punk wasn’t unemployed for long after he was signed by UFC head Dana White—a decision that Jacob Christopher “Tito” Ortiz actually thinks was a good idea.

The odd thing, fans would know, is the fact that 39-year-old Ortiz is praising White’s decision, despite the fact that they’ve been feuding for years and almost got to face each other in the ring back in 2007.

“They’re making money,” Ortiz told TMZ Sports about the decision that will reportedly benefit the UFC. “It’s great for them.”

Watch his brief interview below:

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Vince McMahon Apologizes To CM Punk For Firing Him On His Wedding Day

Vince McMahon Apologizes To CM Punk For Firing Him On His Wedding Day

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It’s nothing personal, according to the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Vince McMahon.

Following former wrestler CM Punk’s controversial podcast interview last week, where he blasted the WWE for how he was treated during his time with them, the WWE chairman-slash-CEO is now apologizing firing CM Punk on his wedding day.

“I would like to apologize,” McMahon said on the Steve Austin Show on the WWE Network earlier this week. “Sometimes in a big corporation, the legal people don’t necessarily know what talent relations are doing and conversely and Punk got his severance papers on the day he got married. And that was a coincidence. So, I want to personally apologize for that.”

It seems McMahon is trying to kill any fires, considering CM Punk’s wife AJ Lee is still a part of the active roster. Besides, McMahon would still like to work with the former wrestler, if the opportunity offered itself.

“Other than that, the only thing I want to say about Punk is there have been a number of individuals in the past that have been disgruntled, said a lot of things about the organization and I’m not going to wash the dirty laundry in public. I don’t think there’s any reason for that. I think there are a lot of things he may say that he may regret one day in terms of looking back at it. But nonetheless, I hope that one day we will be able to get back together again.”

Do you think CM Punk will accept the apology?

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Sean O’Haire Dies Of Apparent Suicide

Sean O’Haire Dies Of Apparent Suicide

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Former professional wrestler Sean Haire, whom you may know as Sean O’Haire from WCW or WWE until the mid-2000s, was reportedly found dead and hanging in his bedroom with a red rope tied around his neck and connected to his bedpost. His father discovered his body and called 911.

The horrifying news came from the local police in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he resided and also owned a barbershop.

Haire, who made his World Champion Wrestling debut in 2000, has not had a normal life under the limelight. Since becoming a wrestling star as veteran star Rowdy Roddy Piper’s protégé, he has kept up a Devil’s advocate gimmick and inspired people to break the law, question God, cheat on their partners, have drinks and not pay taxes before telling them, “I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.” He was even arrested in 2006 for allegedly assaulting a woman at a club and also in 2009 for allegedly choking out his girlfriend in Georgia.

WWE has released a statement, saying, “WWE extends its condolences to Sean Christopher Haire’s family, friends and fans on his passing. Haire performed under the name “Sean O’Haire,” and was under contract with WWE from 2001-2004.”

He is survived by a sister and three brothers. He was 43.

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