Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) encourages the crowd during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

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Houston Texans defensive finish J.J. Watt will not make a transfer to blended martial arts after his NFL profession involves an finish.

Chatting with TMZ Sports activities, Watt (6’5″, 288 lbs) defined MMA is not for him as a result of he cannot deal with getting kicked within the decrease leg (beginning at 0:35): “You ever take a Razor Scooter to the ankle? That places me out for 3 days! So I am not seeking to take anyone’s shin to my shin.”

Watt, 31, is an avid UFC fan and has participated in exercises on the Unbreakable Efficiency Middle in Los Angeles run by Jay Glazer, Brian Urlacher and Lindsey Berg:

All through his NFL profession, Watt has endured severe accidents, starting from a torn pectoral muscle to a herniated disc in his again to a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg. He has been capable of return to the gridiron and play at a excessive stage from every of these setbacks.

Anybody who has ever seen an MMA struggle when one of many combatants assaults his opponent’s leg with shin kicks, although, understands the injury that may be finished over a three- or five-round bout.