Former WWE Champion and newly named President of Combate Americas, Alberto El Patron, is now speaking out about joining the MMA promotion.
El Patron, who has fought in over ten professional MMA bouts himself, spoke with ESPN about his new position in the MMA organization.
“I’m going to be recruiting fighters and I’m going to be there to help them get to the place that they want to get. We have a lot of talent in the company. Most of that talent is Hispanic. That makes me really happy to be able to help them," he said.
El Patron has spent many years in the world of professional wrestling and talked about how that experience will translate into his role as President for Combate Americas.
“I am going to try and bring all of that experience to not just make great fighters, but great entertainers. We know Ronda [Rousey] and [Conor] McGregor are great fighters but they are also showmen. McGregor is an amazing fighter and his Octagon skills are not in debate. But the reason why he has accomplished all of those things is because he is a showman. And people want to see him winning or losing — but they want to see him," said El Patron.
El Patron will be making his first official appearance as the President of Combate Americas event this Friday Night, which will feature a bantamweight title fight in the main event, plus the promotional debut of UFC veteran Matt Hamill.