Baron Corbin Says It's 'Very' Tempting To Want To Fight In MMA Or Boxing

Baron Corbin has an itch to fight.

Baron Corbin might be signed to WWE, but he comes from a competitive sports background as a former NFL player, a Gold Gloves boxer, and a jiu-jitsu competitor.

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Appearing on the Johnny Dare Show, Corbin was discussing the WWE-UFC merger and how it adds legitimacy to wrestling.

When asked "How tempting is it...." Corbin cut off the question and said, "Very. I know where you're going. Very. That's why I'm back doing jiu-jitsu competitions and choking people out. When I was out in Philly for WrestleMania, I went and trained with a UFC fighter for the day, and I was like, 'Man.' You get the itch."

When the subject of getting punched in the face was brought up and enjoying the pain, Corbin said, "There is something about it. It gets those endorphins going. The training, the grind to get there. I like the mindframe you have to get into when you're in there. When I was training in Philly, it was all these black belts and I was getting my ass whooped. That toughness. 'You got me this time, I'm going to get you.' There is something about it. It's something you chase. I get irritated and little sensitive when guys are like, 'I'm a fighter.' 'How many fights did you have?' 'I don't have any fights, I just train at the gym.' That's different, you're a brown belt, but you've never been in competition. There is a big separation from people who train and people who compete. It's that mindframe, that weird glitch we all have that we like to get in there and smack each other in the face."

Corbin is currently part of the NXT brand, teaming with Bron Breakker.

The two lost the NXT Tag Team Titles to Axiom & Nathan Frazer on the April 9 episode of NXT.

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