Many fans consider Shinsuke Nakamura to be worthy to pursue an MMA career or at least have a couple of fights due to the fact that he has previously taken the training of MMA.
During a recent interview with The Hindustan Times, Nakamura revealed that he actually had an offer from UFC back in 2005 but he declined it because he was happy with Pro Wrestling:
“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.”
Talking about the possibility of him going to MMA anytime soon, Nakamura said that it’s not something he wants to do as he is happy in WWE:
“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.”
While not confirmed Shinsuke Nakamura is currently expected to challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship in a Hell In a Cell match at the upcoming SmackDown PPV of the same name.