UFC 159 Fighter Almost Signed With WWE, Where Will CM Punk Be This Weekend?, Punk & Lita Note

- The latest episode of Wrestling INC. Weekly is now online. In the episode, former WWE Executive and President of MLW (@MLW) Court Bauer (@CourtBauer) and myself (@RajGiri_303) discuss if The Rock should continue to wrestle, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar 3, and we preview tomorrow's UFC 159 card. During the episode, Bauer revealed that UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson, who faces Cheick Kongo at UFC 159, approached Bauer in 2010 about possibly signing with WWE. Bauer reached out to WWE, however John Laurinaitis' failure to promptly answer prevented that from happening.

"It cost WWE a guy who was a top heavyweight from jumping over to WWE," Bauer noted. "He [Nelson] really wanted to do it... he was so psyched about the possibility of doing something crazy and Johnny just took too long in returning [an answer]."

You can listen to the show on iTunes by clicking here, or on Stitcher at this link or above.

- FightLine.com will be providing live coverage of tomorrow's UFC 159 event, you can get the latest news and updates for tomorrow's show by clicking here.

- Speaking of UFC 159, headliner Chael Sonnen revealed to MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani that CM Punk will be attending the event and will be in his lockerroom, although he will likely not walk him to the cage although he "is welcome to." Sonnen noted that UFC President Dana White also gave Punk front row seats to the show. You can listen to the full interview here, Sonnen's comments about Punk begin at the 8:00 mark.

Punk was originally scheduled to escort Sonnen to the cage at the UFC On FOX card in Punk's hometown of Chicago, IL in January of 2012, however that appearance was rejected by Vince McMahon.

- Speaking of Punk, he continues to enjoy his time off with girlfriend Amy "Lita" Dumas. The couple attended the Iron Man 3 premiere earlier this week, you can check out a pic below courtesy of WrestlingINC.com reader @nicole_rose_54:


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