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Baron Corbin on Wanting to Try Out for The Ultimate Fighter Before Going to WWE

September 23, 2023 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During a recent interview with Fightful, WWE Superstar Baron Corbin revealed his interest in pursuing MMA before he got his tryout with WWE. Below are some highlights:

Baron Corbin on wanting to try out for Ultimate Fighter: “I know that in the early stages of Ultimate Fighter, I was looking at going and being on the one with Rashad Evans and all those guys, but I had a football scholarship, and I was going to college, so I couldn’t do that,” he said. “When I was done playing football, I was asked at a table, I was sitting there with a guy who was a manager of a rock and roll band. He’s like, ‘What do you want to do if you’re done playing football?’ I was like, ‘Man, I think I am done. My passion is not there for it.’ He’s like, ‘Do you want to do UFC?’ I said, ‘I either want to do UFC or WWE. So I’ve always been a massive WWE fan.’ He’s like, ‘I have a connection with WWE. It’s Neil, the music guy. Let me put a call into him, go see if you’d like it.’ Because that was the thing, it was like, I’m either gonna try to fight in the octagon, or I’m gonna go to WWE, and I had the opportunity for WWE first, and then that’s where they’re at.”

Corbin on still having the itch to compete in combat sports: “I still get that itch, though. I still am like, man, ‘Should I go try to do like a new NAGA Ju-Jitsu Tournament? Should I try to fight in the Golden Gloves again, or should I try to fight Jake Paul? It’s one of those things,” he added.

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