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5 WWE Superstars Who Could Make It In UFC

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5 WWE Superstars Who Could Compete In UFC

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Brock Lesnar set the bar for pro wrestlers everywhere some years ago, dominating in both WWE and UFC. That has lead some fans to wonder which superstar could be next to throw their hat in an MMA ring. There are five superstars in particular who could pull it off based on toughness and technique in the ring. Read on to find out who they are.

5. Wade Barrett

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5. Wade Barrett

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Wade Barrett, aka Stu Bennett, is no stranger to a fight. Before his WWE days, he was a bare-knuckle boxer in England. That fighting experience could serve him very well in the octagon. He knows how to throw a punch or two and is tough as nails. The only potential knock on him is that he is not a submission specialist in WWE. If he can work on that, Barrett could potentially dominate in UFC.

4. Sheamus

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4. Sheamus

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Sheamus, aka Stephen Farrelly, is another guy who could make a name for himself in the octagon. He is big, strong and a very good striker. His brogue kick, if he were to modify it for real fighting, could be deadly in an MMA setting. Like Barrett, he's not much of a submission guy, but he used a submission called the Texas Cloverleaf briefly before axing it. If he continued to work on his craft, he could be a nice addition to the UFC division.

3. Jack Swagger

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3. Jack Swagger

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The real American Jack Swagger, aka Jake Hager, is perhaps the most versatile athlete in WWE. He has an impressive background in both football and wrestling at the University of Oklahoma. He holds the record for most pins in a season with 30 in 2006. That dominance could definitely carry over to MMA. Swagger's Patriot Lock submission, with some fine-tuning, could also serve him well in the octagon.

2. Chris Jericho

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2. Chris Jericho

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Chris Jericho, aka Chris Irvine, has a lot to offer as an MMA fighter. He is tough, charismatic and he has an impressive mix of moves at his disposal. In WWE, he does everything ranging from springboards, power bombs and suplexes, to enzuigiris and finally, his finishing submission, the Walls Of Jericho. Jericho could modify the latter to get people to tap out relatively easily in UFC. He could be a nice fit in the octagon.

1. Daniel Bryan

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1. Daniel Bryan

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Daniel Bryan, aka Bryan Danielson, may be average height, but he is anything but average in a wrestling ring. He can perform several slams, kicks and many other combinations. He is also known as a submission expert; his submissions include the surfboard, Cattle Mutilation, Yes! Lock and the generic ankle lock, among others. In 2009, he even began training in MMA at Randy Couture's Xtreme Couture gym. He could be an intriguing UFC fighter.

Will Gellman is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.