Alberto El Patron Says He'll Be At CM Punk's UFC Fight Debut

Alberto El Patron (del Rio) recently spoke to to promote his appearance as color commentator for Combate Americas this Thursday night.

When asked about CM Punk's unexpected 2014 announcement, thrusting him into the world of UFC with a major multi-year deal, the former WWE Champion – and in fact, the man to dethrone Punk back in 2011 – was incredibly supportive of the pro-wrestler-turned-MMA-star.


"I'm going to be there that day to support him and I just wish him success. Not luck because he doesn't need luck. He's going to succeed in this venture."

Our own Raj Giri also spoke with Alberto this week to talk about his past and potential future in the world of MMA, the decision to ultimately stick with pro wrestling, CM Punk and more.