New York Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas had to shoot down a silly rumor this week that he was considering starting a second career in MMA. That got me to thinking, though. There are a few current and former Giants who I might like to see give the Octagon a try. Here are five.
The Giants’ guard already spends his offseasons doing MMA-style training at Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable Performance Center. So, hey, why not test out those skills?
Simple reason. What Giants fan wouldn’t want to see Barber lying on the mat getting pummeled?
The former Giants running back was a quality amateur boxer. It’s too late for him to turn to being a pro boxer, but he’s certainly got the attitude and aggression for MMA.
He’s too old now, but a few years ago? He’s definitely crazy enough. Besides, he did do this:
Our old friend and former favorite punter is certainly in good enough physical condition. Hey, Steve, gotta do something with all those muscles other than just flex ‘em in magazines!
I know I said a list of five, but I can’t help but wonder about Odell Beckham as an MMA fighter. I mentioned it to Chris and he dropped the following GIF with this quote: "In the best tradition of Street Fighter bonus rounds, Odell Beckham could face inanimate objects.”
As for me, Beckham’s certainly got enough pent-up aggression. Besides, maybe then defensive backs would leave him alone.