"It would be me," Correa said when asked which MLB player would make the best UFC fighter. "I would love to cross over into the UFC. I grew up boxing and I loved it, but I realized, 'Man, in baseball, you don't get hit as much.' In boxing I'm going to have to be constantly getting hit in the face and stomach, in the ribs, and that hurts. I stuck to baseball and it worked out well for me. But definitely I would love to try."
One of Correa's reasons for wanting to fight was quite surprising.
"Getting (knocked out), I would love to know what that feels like in the Octagon," he added. "But also getting a KO. It's hard to speak about it and talk about the adjustments that fighters need to make when you're on the sidelines. But when you're actually in there feeling the power from your opponent, it's tough to make those adjustments. It will be a different perspective if you're able to get in that Octagon."
With Correa only five seasons into his MLB career, it's unlikely he steps into the Octagon anytime soon, but the Astros star said he'd fight in the light heavyweight division (205 lbs) if he did compete in MMA.
"Jon Jones would kick my ass," Correa joked of his chances against the UFC light heavyweight champion.