Shinsuke Nakamura recently told the Hindustan Times that the UFC offered him a contract back in 2005. Nakamura revealed that he turned down the offer and that he doesn’t regret that decision.
The King of Strong Style had a 3-1 MMA record during his first stint in NJPW. His wrestling style is also similar to that of an MMA fighter.
Here’s what Nakamura told Hindustan Times:
“Around 2005, UFC offered me a chance to fight for them. But, at that moment, I was under contract with NJPW and I decided to stay in pro-wrestling. It was a good opportunity, but I don’t regret my choice.”
Additionally, Nakamura revealed that he has no plans for MMA at this point in his career:
“You have to understand that I am 37-year old now. It has been a long time since my last proper MMA training and although I still train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it will take me at least one year to be ready for a proper fight. That is not something I want to do as I am happy in WWE.”
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