Does Washington Nationals Bryce Harper want to throw his hat in the UFC Ring

  • David Whitlock

Bryce Harper has made no secret about his wanting to get “as big as a house” this offseason.  The 5-tool talented outfield was hampered by a knee injury for much of2013, which of course doesn’t slow down any upper body development.  And at the age of 21 (still), his body is still filling out, albeit already at 6’2″ and 230 pounds or so.  But is he ready to be a UFC heavyweight?  According to a recent tweet, he thinks so plus a UFC response:

Seems like he should earn it, but he’ll take the opportunity as a UFC fan

Unclear whether he just wanted a freebie or really would want to fight.  Methinks that given career longevity and his once in a generation swing, Harper should probably avoid putting himself in a ring with people trying to bust his face, break his knees, and otherwise tear him apart.  But you certainly wonder, would he hold his own?

H/T Mike Axisa at CBS Eye on Baseball

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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