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Another Famed UFC Fighter Signs With WWE

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Vince-McMahon
(WWE CEO Vince McMahon)

Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock both made huge splashes into the WWE. Lesnar is still wrecking heads and is set to compete for his final time against The Undertaker in the main event of Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view live from the Staple’s Center in Los Angeles. Shamrock was a main stay of the company in the always takes about Attitude Era of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Even Bobby Lashley started out in Wrestling but made his way to MMA and is still competing in Bellator today.

Now another fighter who made a huge mark on the sport has jumped ship.

MMA Fighter Seth Petruzelli has signed a deal with WWE to work as the new striking coach at the Performance Center. Petruzelli lives in the Orlando area and is scheduled to work there three days per week.

Seth made his name by being the “Kimbo Killer” and essentially sank the ship of the Elite XC promotion. He knocked out the mega hyped internet sensation Kimbo Slice in just under 20 seconds in the main event of a card that featured two current UFC Heavyweights Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and Roy “Big Country” Nelson.

Petruzelli didn’t stop there, he was tired of only being known as the “Kimbo killer” and defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez by way of knockout in the first round at Bellator 48, stopping the former champ shy of 13 wins in a row. If Ricco would’ve won that contest it was speculated that he would receive another UFC contract.

Fortunes didn’t come for Seth following that contest as he dropped his last two bouts via KO in the first round to Jacob Noe and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion King Mo. Seth then retired from MMA.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.