The Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile made a name for themselves in NXT thanks to their incredible in-ring skills. They are now one of the top tag teams on Monday Night RAW, but Julius Creed has ambitions beyond that, namely in the UFC. Creed is genuinely optimistic about fighting in the UFC, but still feels he would regret jumping ship too early.

In recent months, various wrestlers have been questioned about the potential of transitioning to the UFC, considering the shared umbrella of the company with WWE. While some performers have expressed openness to the idea, Dana White appeared to dismiss the notion in September 2023, citing minimal crossover between the fanbases of the two promotions.

While speaking to Fightful, Julius Creed discussed the merger and expressed his willingness to face anyone working for TKO/Endeavor. He emphasized the importance of living life without regrets and highlighted his curiosity about how he would fare in a UFC fight, considering his background in wrestling.

“I had this idea driving down last night, ‘if I get a question on media day, I’m going to spin it as anybody that works for TKO or Endeavor can get it.’ It’s been a lifelong dream. I take a lot of pride in living my life, not to sound cliche, but no regrets. In a way, I look back and I’m proud of everything I did. In 2020, when I decided to come back and wrestle again on the Olympic scene, my older brother said, ‘Are you sure you want to do that? It broke your heart. It was like the worst breakup you could go through.’ I said yeah, because I can live with that again.”


”I can live with knowing that I wasn’t good enough on a given day. I don’t think I can live without not knowing. I want to seek the truth. That’s one of those things where I’m curious where I fall. Maybe I’ll go out one time and take a fight and then go, ‘I know where I fall and I don’t want to do this ever again,’ or maybe it’s something I love. I want to live my life with no regrets.”

Julius Creed would then go on to discuss potentially fighting in the UFC now, where he admitted that he would actually regret it if he jumped ship to the UFC far too early.

“It seemed like it’s so far-fetched. My time out at AKA with Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Cain Velasquez, I spent some time in Oklahoma City with Rafael Lovato Jr. I’m still in touch with a lot of those guys. The plan at the time was always like, ‘You can always make a big name at WWE and then come over to fight after, but if you fight, you can’t always jump over.’ Now that both are real possibilities and everything is coming to light. I remember 2018, I took a picture of Daniel Cormier, he had the UFC Light Heavyweight Title and a WWE Title at his house.”

”I took a picture of them together and I said, ‘decisions.’ When the TKO merger got announced, I reposted that again. My life has kind of come full circle and it’s maybe open doors that I thought were close and maybe they are open again. I’m super passionate about what I’m doing, I’m excited to be on the WWE front. There is a lot to accomplish in this world right now. If I did hop over too soon, I think I would have regrets on this front.”

Brutus Creed was also informed about his main roster call-up during his wedding day. Nevertheless, a cross-over between the UFC and WWE could always happen, so we’ll have to see if Julius Creed will eventually compete inside the Octagon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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