Famous UFC Fighters Who Used To Play In Different Sports

Few fighters in the UFC were athletic even before they started training for their MMA career. The reason for that is, those fighters used to play different sports before they stepped inside the octagon. Here, we take a look at some of the most famous UFC fighters who used to play in different sports.

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Brendan Schaub

The UFC roster Brendan Schaub used to play American football before he decided to become an MMA fighter. 

Brock Lesnar

Besides WWE, the former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar pursued a career in American football in the National Football League (NFL).

Khabib Nurmagomedov

The retired and the former longest-reigning UFC lightweight champion to date, Khabib Nurmagomedov, used to play Basketball.

Alexander Volkanovski

The current UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski used to play Rugby. As a rugby player, Volkanovski weighed in at 214 pounds, quite the jump from his fighting weight of 145 pounds.

Stipe Miocic

The infamous former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic played college baseball at Trevecca Nazarene in Nashville, Tennessee.

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