HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 30: Carlos Correa # 1 of the Houston Astros responds after striking an RBI single in the 5th inning throughout Game 7 of the 2019 World Series in between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros at Minute House Maid Park on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Picture by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos by means of Getty Images)
Numerous professional athletes have actually tried to make the jump from their sport to Mixed Martial Arts and Houston Astros star Carlos Correa thinks he might do the very same.
Blended martial arts have actually invited a wide variety of professional athletes into the fold. Even those from outside the world of combat sports have actually signed up with as examples such as Phil “CM Punk” Brooks or the Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank, have stepped into the cage. Houston Astros star player, Carlos Correa, has gone on record with his belief that he is the best person suited in Major League Baseball to appear in the Octagon.
While speaking with Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie, Correa pitched the concept that he has the tools required to succeed in competitive cage combating.
“I would love to cross over into the UFC. I grew up boxing and I loved it, but I realized, ‘Man, in baseball, you don’t get hit as much,’” Correa stated. “In boxing I’m going to have to be constantly getting hit in the face and stomach in the ribs and that hurts. I stuck to baseball and it worked out well for me. But definitely I would love to try.”
Correa is not simply another professional athlete speaking jokingly about Mixed Martial Arts. He follows the sport extremely carefully. His podcast The Walkout covers the sport and is currently amassing a little a following. Prior To UFC 249 he even forecasted that Justin Gaethje would beat Tony Ferguson for the interim light-weight championship.
At 25- years of ages, Correa is rather the professional athlete. In 2012 he was the first- total draft choice by the Houston Astros. Ever since he has actually made distinctions such as the 2015 American League Novice of the Year and he was an essential part of the Astros 2017 World Series titlerun He was likewise voted to the All-Star team that very same year.
When inquired about the weight class of option, he pitched the concept of falling to light heavyweight. “I weigh about 215. 220. I could make 205 easily. So, Jon Jones would kick my ass.”
Correa’s circumstance in MLB is much various than that in Mixed Martial Arts so it would be hard to see him ever make thatjump like other big- name professional athletes from other sports, the concept has at list ignited his interest.
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