Damian Priest Reveals He Was In Talks For An MMA Fight Before Signing With WWE

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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest recently appeared on an episode of the Rob Brown Show, where he talked about a number of topics including how he almost competed in an MMA fight before he signed with the company as he didn’t think he would make it, so he was in talks to do a small scale event.

Priest said, “I love MMA. I’m a fan and have always been (a fan). I was trained. There was a time, before I signed with WWE, that I didn’t think I would make it here. I was in talks to do a smaller scale event. I was going to fight in a cage. I was going to start training, I had talked to trainers, and I was going to get the ball rolling. WWE called and I was like, ‘Never mind.’ [Laughs]. No need to do all that. I have always been a fan. I still enjoy, on occasion, sparring, but at this point of my life, I’m all in on WWE and that’s it.”

You can check out Priest’s comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)