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Chael Sonnen challenges Vince McMahon, CM Punk to tag team fight

Chael Sonnen must have finally heard that WWE boss Vince McMahon once challenged UFC president Dana White to a fight, because he responded Tuesday with a proposal for McMahon.

In case you missed it, White revealed in a recent interview that McMahon wanted to fight him in the UFC or at a Wrestlemania event. White declined, saying that the 67-year-old McMahon is too old to be fighting.

Sonnen, who is 27-12 as an MMA fighter, seems to be game. He proposed a tag team fight between him and White against McMahon and WWE champ CM Punk.

In typical Sonnen fashion, the tweets came in a series of humorous, crap-talking blasts:

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Dana White says Vince McMahon challenged him to fight at UFC or Wrestlemania

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Dana White and Vince McMahon are two of the most recognizable faces in the fight industry. Both men share a similar story; they each took a struggling product and turned it into a multi-million dollar business. Many a drunken conversation among friends on the night of a UFC or WWE event has centered around which of the two would win in a fight — 67-year-old Vinny Mac or 43-year-old White.

But that would never happen, right? Maybe not.

During an interview with RDS, White revealed that a fight between him and McMahon would have already taken place if the WWE CEO had his way.

“Vince is too old, which he won’t think he is and he’ll go crazy (when he hears me telling people this),” White said. “He wanted to do that one time. Vince wanted to fight me. Swear to god. He called me up and said, ‘Let’s do it. We can either do it in the UFC or let’s do it at Wrestlemania.’ And I said, ‘You are crazy.’

“I’ve always said I respect Vince and I’ll say it again, I respect Vince very much. But Vince is too old to be fighting.”

Video of White’s comments can be seen around the 8:50 mark here. McMahon may be getting old, but he certainly has no shortage of energy and passion. Heck, he has even challenged an NBA owner to a fight a few years back. But he would have to be careful facing White, who comes from a boxing background.

I think the deciding factor here would be whether the fight took place at a UFC event or a WWE event like Wrestlemania. If it were a scripted fight in McMahon’s territory, we know what the outcome would be. If it were an actual MMA bout in the octagon, my money’s on White.

H/T Ariel Helwani

Jon Gruden attends WWE RAW instead of watching BCS game (Video)

jon gruden rawJon Gruden must have known a blowout was coming in the BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and Notre Dame, because he was sitting in the first row at WWE “RAW” on Monday night instead.

USA’s cameras showed Chucky and a young boy going nuts in the crowd during the show in Tampa on Monday. Chucky showed the type of excitement that he usually reserves for when he’s talks about the throw a quarterback makes on a Spider 2 Y Banana play. He was just loving it. Oh, and he certainly didn’t miss much in the title game.

Tom Lawlor channels Shockmaster at weigh-in (Video)

UFC fighter Tom Lawlor is known for his creative ring and weigh-in entrances, and he was in full form at his UFC 154 weigh-in on Friday. Lawlor did his best to parody the infamous 1993 WCW “Shockmaster” incident.

Fred Ottman aka Typhoon and Tugboat, who teamed with Earthquake to form the Natural Disasters in the WWF, was making his first WCW appearance as a new character. Wearing a mask seen above, Ottman tripped and lost his mask, exposing his identity in a disatrous introduction.

Lawlor also dressed as a nerd for his entrance prior to UFC 154 on Saturday.

Lawlor lost to Francis Carmont in a controversial split decision. At least he gained some notoriety and popularity with wrestling fans thanks to the weigh-in.

H/T Adam Rank

Jerry Lawler returns to ‘Monday Night Raw’ for first time since heart attack (Video)

Jerry Lawler returned to WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” with a guest appearance this week, almost exactly two months after suffering a heart attack during a broadcast back on Sept. 10. Considering he was reportedly pronounced clinically dead before being revived and was later feared to have brain damage, it is remarkable that “The King” was able to make such a quick recovery and get right back into the mix on Monday night.

After giving an emotional speech and thanking the fans for their support, Lawler was thrown right back into action when he was interrupted by fan foe C.M. Punk. Punk proceeded to ridicule “The King” for coming back from the dead and getting so much attention, but it was clearly all part of the script. WWE fans are surely happy to have an icon back in any capacity.

WWE fan Charles Schmidt considering lawsuit after CM Punk assault

On Monday night during during WWE’s “Monday Night Raw,” wrestler CM Punk went overboard during the show when he turned around and hit a fan across the face while standing with the audience. Punk was in the stands going back-and-forth with Vince McMahon when fans began touching and shoving him. That’s when he turned around and hit Charles Schmidt, who is now reportedly considering filing a lawsuit.

Schmidt told Laura Cole of CBS 14 in Sacramento that he was filing a report with police on Monday night. He claimed Punk had broken his glasses and left somewhat of a bruise near his eye (see a photo here). He also said the attack was completely unprovoked. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said there would not be an investigation because Schmidt did not want to press charges, but according to Cole he said he is considering hiring an attorney and taking legal action.

I’ve never been one to rally people to sue and file lawsuits, but why wouldn’t Schmidt take legal action? Punk acted unprofessionally and assaulted him for no reason. The attack was captured on video from multiple angles, so if I was Schmidt I’d need more than just an apology from the WWE to make things right. You can’t just have wrestlers hitting fans for no reason and making it go away with a simple “sorry.”

Fan who provoked CM Punk bragged about it, then deleted his Twitter

The fan who provoked CM Punk to hit another fan at “RAW” on Monday night in Sacramento bragged about his actions, but later deleted his Twitter account.

A man named Dario Teyes bragged over Twitter that he was the one who antagonized CM Punk in the stands. He also seemed proud that an innocent fan paid for his actions.

Teyes’ tweets are gone now that he deleted his Twitter account, but they were preserved online.

“Bro I’m the one that was —king with [CM Punk] lmao them he rocked an innocent fan,” Teyes wrote to one of his friends over Twitter. “[The fan who was struck] is about to be a millionaire!!! I punched his kidney and slapped his back hella hard.

“Bro he straight pounced on a poor day white guy. I hit him ran away then ran back and stood next to him cause I saw the camera … Come on now poor fat guy is just hanging out putting his glasses on.”

Teyes owes the real victim a big apology, as does CM Punk and the WWE. At the least, the innocent fan needs a new pair of glasses.

The WWE sent us the following statement on the matter:

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