Super Mario is one of our favorite athletes here at Sporting Opinions, and he once again lived up to the hype in a recent interview with Umbro. The first question surrounds the new Man City kit which Balotelli non-chalantly says it looks ok, a natural reaction considering his happiest moments usually involve taking the jersey off.
The more interesting relevation however was Balotelli revealing that he was a huge UFC fan and that if he didn’t play football he would probably pursue a career as a mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Balotelli is listed at 88kg (194pounds) meaning he could easily make the cut to fight as a middleweight. UFC fans have already seen the effectiveness of having a soccer background in helping leg kicks, and Balotelli has the advantage of practicing muay thai style angry goal-post kicks in the middle of games.