It was announced on Tuesday that former WWE star Alberto Del Rio, real name Alberto Rodriguez, will be the new president of Combate Americas, which is an MMA promotion that was started in 2012.
“The moment Campbell McLaren sent me the prospect I said yes immediately,” Rodriguez told ESPN.com. “As you know, I like to be in front of the camera with a microphone in my hand to tell people all about how proud I am to be Latino and to be a Mexican. I think all of the fighters who are competing for Combate Americas feel the same way.”
The promotion’s next event takes place this Friday in Verona, New York.