It’s another thing to do. While he has not been in the limelight for a good while now, there was a time where it seemed Alberto El Patron could not stay out of the news for more than a few minutes at a time. Usually this was nothing good but he was around nonetheless. He has not wrestled on a major stage in quite some time, though he will be back to doing something else rather soon.
As announced on the Phi Beta Lambada Podcast, El Patron will be returning to mixed martial arts at some point this fall to face UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz at a Combate Americas event. This will be El Patron’s first mixed martial arts fight since February 2010 after he retired with a 9-5 career record. Ortiz last fought in November and has a career record of 20-12-1.
He hasn’t been in WWE for a good while but he certainly was around. Check out one of El Patron’s best matches in the company:
Opinion: I mean, why not? It’s not like his wrestling career is going to last much longer so let him get back in the cage and see if he still has it. El Patron was far from a nothing MMA fighter and had a lot of experience, but there is a bit of a challenge to coming back after nearly ten years away from something and fighting one of the best of all time. Maybe it goes well, and I’ll certainly take it over having him wrestle in Impact again.
Are you interested in the fight? How will El Patron do after the layoff? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. We are proud to offer our popular Wrestling Rumors app and encourage you to download it for an optimized user experience. It is available for Android and also on iOS. Thank you for reading!