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Even with his WWE career behind him and a new opportunity in mixed martial arts in his future, Alberto Rodriguez expects to continue his pro wrestling career on a part-time basis until 2018, when he plans to retire. Cheap MLB Jerseys .Best known as?Alberto Del Rio?during two stints with the WWE (and on the independent circuit as Alberto El Patron), Rodriguez told ESPN.com that he has adopted a new persona, Alberto El Presidente, to coincide with Tuesdays?announcement of his hiring as president of the Hispanic-aimed MMA promotion Combate Americas.Rodriguez, 39, came to a mutual agreement for his release from the WWE on Sept. 9, less than one month after he was suspended 30 days for an undisclosed talent wellness policy violation. That brought an end to his second stint with the company, which began in October 2015. He originally competed in WWE from 2010 to 2014, before he was fired following a backstage confrontation.The four-time WWE world champion said he has no regrets about the way his final year played out. You cant force a company to use you the way you think that you are supposed to be used, he said. Although he admits WWE ultimately broke promises to him regarding his characters push, hes excited about moving on to bigger and better things.At the end of the day, you have to go to that company to make a big name for yourself, Rodriguez said. I am always going to be grateful with those guys for giving me a name, for putting me out there so I can show my talent to the world. But I am also not happy with what they were doing with me and what they were not doing with me at the end of my days with that company.Lucky for me, I have the opportunity to change it. It was my decision. I chose to be in bed with WWE. Its just that I decided not to stay there anymore because I was unhappy with the situation.Rodriguez, who said WWE did everything in its power to keep him, took stock of his standing within the company and realized he wasnt willing to stay one more year. He admits that hes fortunate enough to have the means and flexibility to make that kind of decision in a spot where others arent quite so lucky.Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in that company who have no other option, Rodriguez said. They have to stay there because either they have no place to go or [WWE] doesnt let them go. I want to be free and enjoy my life. I want to enjoy my family, my kids, my relationship with my girlfriend. I just want to be happy, so Im not staying here.Rodriguez is currently in a relationship with WWE superstar?Paige, who on Monday was suspended 60 days for her second wellness policy violation. He?joined her in disputing the violation on social media. He wouldnt go as far as to agree with rumors that WWE is trying to break them apart, though.To be honest, I dont care what they say or what they try to do, Rodriguez said. We are together, and we are happy. I know a lot of people are not happy, but regardless of whatever people say, we can be happy. We can be together. And we are going to stay together because we are happy.Rodriguez was a no-show for his first post-WWE appearance Oct. 2, when he was set to perform at a major show for Mexican promotion AAA in Monterrey. The following day, he reported in a pair of Instagram posts?that he missed his flight from San Antonio because of injuries he suffered after fighting off an attacker on the street. He?posted pictures of his knife wounds.Conflicting internet reports followed and seemed to contradict his story. Asked to clarify, Rodriguez said he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and left it at that. He said he is working hard to put it behind him.A lot of people are asking me about it, Rodriguez said. My family was really concerned about this situation because unfortunately they have seen so much stuff out there, especially from the internet, and they dont know whats real and what is not. The reality is that I was involved in a street fight with a guy who disrespected my girlfriend, the female wrestler Paige. I had to do something about it, and everybody knows what happened after.Rodriguez, who just returned from an appearance in England, said he plans to work mainly in Mexico in the near future, but he also said talks are already in the works for select U.S. dates with Ring of Honor, where he wrestled between his WWE stints, and TNA.I already talked to my friends from Ring of Honor, and Im a big fan of that company and their talent, Rodriguez said. I had a blast a few years ago, and Im going to have fun with all those guys again pretty soon, as well as doing something with my friends in TNA, especially because my friend Drew McIntyre [Galloway] works for them. I have other friends like Damien [Sandow, a.k.a Aron Rex] and Cody Rhodes. Im just looking forward to doing an appearance with them pretty soon.Retiring at the age of 40, which hell be in May, was always Rodriguezs plan. His new idea of how hed like to end his career will extend it for one additional year, and he cites his love and passion for the business as the primary factors in his changing his timeline.For me, it has been the same since day one: Every time I go [into the ring], I come to give my best, Rodriguez said. If Im going through difficult times in my personal life, if Im sick and if Im tired, [the fans] know Im going to give them the best match of the night. Im not one of those guys going to places just to collect money. 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LOS ANGELES -- Even when Dwyane Wade takes a night off to rest, Jimmy Butler gets the benefit of his new Chicago Bulls teammates veteran experience.Not that Butler needed a whole lot of help while he carved up the Los Angeles Lakers.Butler scored a season-high 40 points and Isaiah Canaan added a season-high 17 in the Bulls fifth victory in six games, 118-110 over the Lakers on Sunday night.Nikola Mirotic had 15 points and 15 rebounds and the Bulls held off Los Angeles late rally for their third win in four stops on their annual circus road trip. They also bounced back solidly after blowing a 19-point lead in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday night.It was a quick turnaround from last night to today, but I saw everybody working on their body and everybody watching the film, Butler said. Thats how its supposed to be.Chicago got a vintage game from Butler, its two-time All-Star and gold medal-winning Olympian. He destroyed a series of Los Angeles defenders with his usual flair, scoring inside and on the perimeter without hitting a 3-pointer.He was attacking all night, Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said. He told me before the game, `Coach, Im going for 40 tonight, and he did it.Even on the second half of back-to-back road games, Chicago outrebounded the Lakers 56-37 -- including 16 offensive boards -- and constantly outhustled Los Angeles to loose balls.The Bulls did it all without Wade, who rested for the first time this season. He scored 28 points on Saturday, but the Bulls are monitoring their 34-year-old guards long-term health.Even though D-Wade is out, hes still helping me through this process and letting him know what I should be doing, helping me read the game, Butler said. Its great to have him in my corner.Lou Williams scored a season-high 25 points and Larry Nance Jr. had a career-high 18 for the Lakers (7-7).Jimmy Butler had a pretty fantastic game, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Hes a pretty fantastic player, but if hes going to do that, then we have to shut down the rest of the guys. Cheap Brewers Jerseys Authentic. . We let him get his, and the role players all chipped in and did their part as well. You either take away the star or take away the role players. You cant let everyone have a night.RONDOS RETURNRajon Rondo had four points, nine rebounds and 12 assists despite a sore left ankle. He hit a floater in the lane with 28.6 seconds left to secure the Bulls win after Los Angeles trimmed a 15-point lead to five.LONG SEASONThe Lakers young stars mostly struggled in their second straight loss. DAngelo Russell had only eight points and seven assists while playing cautiously on a sore left knee. Jordan Clarkson managed just five points on 1-of-12 shooting, and Julius Randle had 14 points.The Lakers also got a lesson in hard work from the dogged Bulls, particularly in the paint.There was a stretch in the second quarter when they just bullied us on the glass, Nance said. I dont know what was the cause of it.LAST GASPEven on a bad night, the young Lakers made a late rally to trim Chicagos lead to 115-110 with 1:12 left on back-to-back 3-pointers by Nick Young and Russell. Young and Russell then missed 3-pointers that would have trimmed Chicagos lead to two, and Butler won a jump ball before Rondos clinching floater.TIP-INSBulls: Rondo played his second straight game on that balky ankle. ... Theyll host the Lakers in the rematch on Nov. 30. The Bulls have only two games before then, while the Lakers have five. ... German C Paul Zipser sat out with a lower back strain.Lakers: Walton got his first technical foul of the season from referee Kane Fitzgerald in the second quarter after a no-call. ... Luol Deng scored six points. He spent his first 9 1/2 NBA seasons with the Bulls.UP NEXTBulls: The circus trip continues at Denver on Tuesday.Lakers: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday in the next daunting matchup of a rough stretch with 18 games in 30 days. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '