Mitrione: I feel like a baby in MMA


Most people would be thankful to have the opportunity to excel at one sport in their lifetime, but I've been lucky enough to have a stab at two of them. As some of you will know, before making my UFC debut in 2009, I played in the NFL for the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. I'm 33 years of age now, but feel like a baby in mixed martial arts. This sport has given me a new lease of life as an athlete and allowed me the chance to reinvent myself on the sport's biggest stage.

I think about that all the time. I'm so incredibly blessed to be doing what I am doing right now, coming off a career in the NFL. I didn't even jump straight from the NFL into the UFC, either. I had a two-year hiatus in corporate America. I've had three separate lives in many ways. I've been the footballer, I've been the working guy and I've been the fighter. I'm incredibly fortunate that my body has been able to maintain itself throughout this journey and that I've had great people around me who have opened doors and helped me along the way.

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hokuspokus40 site profile image  

10/27/11 1:06 PM by hokuspokus40

 Seems like a cool guy. Wish him the best.

AshBox site profile image  

10/27/11 10:35 AM by AshBox

I like him more and more every fight,...I hope he puts Kongo to sleep....

Uberstone site profile image  

10/26/11 2:50 PM by Uberstone

2 minutes in paint, behold true works of art.

solidsnake site profile image  

10/26/11 1:42 PM by solidsnake

Mitrione is awesome. I still laugh about some of his antics on TUF. Mean mugging Rashad and then saying he communicated with his woman through meditating or something like that.

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10/26/11 1:06 PM by guardbr8kr

Good news for Pumkin Carvers?

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

10/26/11 1:01 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

and he keeps improving!

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10/26/11 12:25 PM by Chris

free bluename or bluename extension to first user who gives me a good photoshop of Baby Mitrione!