Curtis Millender doesn't just hope to make his presence felt in MMA -- he could end up in pro wrestling as well.
Shortly after his win over Thiago Alves at UFC Austin, Millender stated that because of his pro wrestling fandom, he wanted to beat up Mickey Gall for taking out former WWE Champion CM Punk. When speaking to Fightful.com's James Lynch for a recent interview, Millender admitted that he's been a wrestling fan his entire life.
After telling Lynch that he'll attend this week's Raw and Smackdown as well as next year's WrestleMania, Millender discussed the idea of potentially competing in the squared circle, and what persona he'd employ.
"By the time it's all said and done in MMA, I think the Curtious Curtis is going to be a brand and something big that people are going to fall behind. I'm sure Vince (McMahon) and Triple H and all those guys behind the scenes can make some pretty good storylines with it. I wouldn't mind being a face or a heel. A lot of my favorite people in reality were heels when they were babyfaces, like Shawn Michaels and Randy Orton," said Millender.
Millender would go on to discuss James Vick's "Sweet Chin Music" at UFC Austin, and his favorite wrestlers in the modern day WWE.
"Right now I like Cesaro. When I come out I do the double fisted cannons -- that's from Cesaro. I love Randy Orton, The Miz is starting to grow on me, and The New Day," said Millender.
In the full interview, Curtis Millender (15-3) recaps his second-round TKO victory over Thiago Alves (22-12) at UFC Fight Night 126 on Feb. 18. Curtis also talks about how plans to spend his fight purse, when he plans to return to the cage and being a pro wrestling fan.