Pure brute strength. Speed to burn. Competitive glory. Championship belt-wearing, real and otherwise. And the hitting!* Ahhh, the hitting.
There is no shortage of overlap between pro football and mixed martial arts. That’s not to say that success in either sport is 1:1 proposition. Just ask Michael Westbrook about that, or Brock Lesnar.
But to be certain, plenty of players in today’s NFL seem to have the physical and mental toolkits to make a go of it in the UFC, Bellator or another promotion. This is especially true now that MMA’s increasing visibility is making it an increasingly popular workout option for footballers. In fact, Fox announcer Jay Glazer and former UFC champion Randy Couture have teamed up to form MMAthletics, a full-time training center for professional athletes in sports other than MMA.
You’ll see plenty of MMAthletics clients on this list, as well as those with some kind of background in combat sports. But you’ll also see guys with great combinations of size, speed, strength and athleticism who would seem to be particularly good candidates for the cage.
And the really good news is, in MMA, you're allowed—nay, encouragedto hold.
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