Friday, October 23, 2020

Jim Ross Compares Brock Lesnar To Muhammad Ali, Talks Ronda Rousey At WrestleMania 31

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross, who along with being a legendary television announcer was also once the WWE’s Vice President of Talent Relations, recently spoke about Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey during an interview with Alternative Nation.

When asked about Rousey, Ross said, “She’s my favorite MMA fighter. She has legit star power and a great personality. She’s every promoter’s dream, whether it be pro wrestling, or Hollywood, or MMA, or whatever. She has looks, she has skill, she has intelligence. If I were WWE, if I could make this happen, she would definitely have a role at WrestleMania 31 to do something.”

As far as Brock Lesnar is concerned, WWE’s current World Heavyweight Champion and former UFC Heavyweight Champion — the only person who can make that claim, Ross sees some similarities between he and boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

“There’s always going to be a segment of the MMA community that is going to cheer for Lesnar to lose, if and when he comes back for another run after his diverticulitis issues, but that’s the beauty of it,” said Ross. “Muhammad Ali told me one time, back in the 80’s, that he realized early in his career that he could make more money as a boxer, as a black man in a white man’s business as far as management and TV contracts, and distribution of PPV dollars, he said, ‘I realized my place as a fighter would be enhanced if I put myself in a position where the fans pay more money to see me lose than they would to see me win.’”

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