Pro wrestling and UFC could meet

What happens when a Scottish professional wrestler calls out an Australian UFC middleweight world champion for an amateur wrestling match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games?

That is the very real scenario at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with Scotland’s ‘Prestigious One’ Joe Hendry declaring he wants to take on Robert Whittaker in April.

While the Commonwealth Games wrestling draw won’t be confirmed until April, the potential clash in the 97kg category would be the ultimate juxtaposition of diametrical pursuits.

Hendry is a flamboyant wrestler more accustomed to the confines of the squared circle, Whittaker is a tried and proven octagon warrior.

While it has all the makings of a carnival circus, Hendry was quick to point out the legitimacy of the potential contest.

“I am the British champion and Rob is the Australian champion,” Henrdry told “It is not just a pro wrestler calling him out for a laugh, there is legitimacy to both of us.

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