No group of people have been happier the coronavirus has halted sports in 2020 more than the Houston Astros. Some have suggested they created the virus, but I'm not here to speculate. This was supposed to be a year filled with non-stop verbal assault from fans and physical assault from players. There was no number too high to set as an over/under for Astros HBP's in 2020 if the season went on as normal. There would've been multiple brawls as well, quite possibly as soon as their opening game against the Angels with Andrew Heaney on the mound. He HATES them.
Well, if there is a season this year (fingers crossed) we won't get any fights since any form of close contact is going to be banned. You can't even spit on the field. If you dare charge the mound you'll be arrested and thrown in prison.
Lucky for us, Carlos Correa appears to be a masochist and has interest in hopping in the UFC octagon.
“It would be me,” Correa said on a recent MMA Junkie Q&A when asked which MLB player would make the best UFC fighter. “I would love to cross over into the UFC. I grew up boxing and I loved it, but I realized, ‘Man, in baseball, you don’t get hit as much.’ In boxing I’m going to have to be constantly getting hit in the face and stomach in the ribs and that hurts. I stuck to baseball and it worked out well for me. But definitely I would love to try.”
The visual of Correa in the octagon getting the living shit beat out of him is something I need to come to life. Pretty tough to cheat in UFC unless he fills his gloves with cement which I wouldn't put past him, but ideally we'd check that out beforehand. Not only does Correa want to fight, but he wants to get knocked out to see what it'd feel like!
“Getting KO’d, I would love to know what that feels like in the octagon,” Correa said.
We would all love to know what it's like to see Correa get knocked out as well. So which Yankee would I want facing him on the other side? This is a tough one.
CC Sabathia seems to be the early front runner considering he's transformed himself into Kimbo Slice since retiring from baseball. I would not want to fuck with this man right now.
Other potential candidates….
Luke Voit seems like the perfect guy: Built like a freight train, can bench press you outta the building, and played football most of his life. I'd be confident in him knowing how to annihilate someone in the octagon. Obviously Judge and Stanton shoot right to the top of the list considering they're giants, but I think I speak for everyone with wanting them to rest and avoid injury. Let someone else handle this.
A pitcher would likely want revenge on one of the hitters since it was primarily them getting fucked during the cheating scandal. Aroldis Chapman is a terrifying human being who works out like a motherfucker. I mean Correa stepping into the octagon to face this guy would be laugh out loud hilarious.
Personally I'd love to see Tommy Kahnle in there. I feel like the bell would ring and he'd drop his hands just begging Correa to hit him as hard as he can. He'd eat the punch and just starting laughing before beating him to a pulp. Pure psychopath behavior that I would endorse 1000%. I'd pay $1000 to watch it on PPV. Maybe more.
Please quit baseball and join the UFC, Carlos. We're all rooting for ya!
P.S. If the Yankees want to save themselves for baseball I hear Tony Ferguson is a Dodgers fan.