To this day, there are hardcore fans on both sides of the fence who adamantly deny that mixed martial arts and pro wrestling share traits.
You’d think the fact there’s been a crossover between this sport and sports entertainment dating back at least to Ken Shamrock – or all the way to “Judo” Gene Le Bell, depending on how you want to define things – would get the people to admit there are more similarities between the two, but we’re not quite there yet, despite plenty of evidence.
Ronda Rousey succeeded fabulously in WWE. Brock Lesnar won the UFC title. CM Punk … ehh, I guess you can’t win ’em all. But you get the point.
Anyway, the crossover now extends to the announce crew. The Professional Fighters League announced Monday that longtime WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia will be the in-cage announcer on their fights going forward.