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5 NFL Players Who Could Be in the UFC

To the relief of countless fans across the globe, the 2013 NFL Season is officially afoot! Though there are obviously some established stars in the league, every year new Pro Bowl players emerge based on their performances on the pitch. After all, in a league stacked with athletically gifted individuals, a few are bound to take their skills to the next level with the proper dedication.

Such an assessment might also be true if considering a different career path for a number of NFL players in the form of Mixed Martial Arts. Familiar with training to the brink of exhaustion and dealing with daily contact, there’s no doubt a few gladiators of the gridiron could also excel in the cage. Here are five examples… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)