Even though Brett Favre looked like he should be retiring today I got to thinking about how he would make a great MMA fighter.. How you ask?
One might not know this, but there are strong parallels between mixed martial arts and Brett Favre. Let me put it this way, have you ever seen anyone take viscious beatings every day and keep coming back? I didn’t think so, and therein lies the connection. Brett Favre is an NFL quarterback who plays for the Minnesota Vikings. He has played for three other teams, the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets, and the Green Bay Packers. He racked up most of his stats as a member of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 2007 where he won one Super Bowl. He made his first start on September 20, 1992 and has not missed a start since. It is a record that is unprecedented in any sport. He has repeatedly come back from injuries that should’ve stopped him. He gets knocked down, just to come back next week and played. He embodies the mixed martial arts mentality more than any other player in the NFL or any other sport for that matter.
Brett Favre is, without a doubt, a living legend. Mixed martial arts is not fake. It is not acting like professional wrestling. It is more forceful and excruciating than boxing. If there were any sport that it would parallel to, that sport would be football. If there was any football player that exemplified the mixed martial arts mentality, it would be Brett Favre. Most people would agree that it takes one tough son of a bitch to compete in UFC, Strikeforce or any other MMA league. Most people would agree that Brett Favre is one tough son of a bitch. It’s really as simple as that. The blows to every part of the body that people like Randy Couture (an MMA veteran) take during one of their bouts are violent, and not for the physically weak. Doing this every Sunday for a span of almost 20 years is something that most UFC fighters could even find hard to comprehend. That is why Brett Favre and MMA are closer than one might think.
Couple of questions for ya…
- Would NFL players make great MMA athletes? (add your comment below)
- What NFL player would you like to see in the UFC? (add comment below)
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