Former MMA fighter and current trainer at the WWE Performance Center Seth Petruzelli spoke Fox Sports about his work with WWE and more. Here is an excerpt from the interview in which he talked about working with talents at the center and possibly wrestling. Here is what he had to say:
“The only bad thing about it is it really makes me want to do it. Like really, really bad,” Petruzelli said. “I spend a lot of time in the ring with these guys, so it makes me really want to do it. I’m in better shape now than when I was fighting. I’m like 215 (pounds), I’m super lean, I’m strong, I’m lifting heavy, and I’m actually more injury free now than when I was training for fights.”
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about in the back of my head, so don’t be surprised if it happens.”
“I never thought I’d be teaching somebody to punch without actually trying to knock somebody out,” Petruzelli laughed. “I’m reverting back to my karate style, kind of point fighting, so they hit and recoil back without blasting through them. It’s kind of cool to go full circle and teach these guys the striking stuff. I’m so stoked because the guys are so cool there and inviting and we’re all friends now. I’m happy that it turned out this way.”
Petruzelli also talked about retiring from MMA, Becky Lynch, Apollo Crews, Simon Gotch, and Baron Corbin. You can read the entire interview here.