The following is an excerpt from an interview with Wade Barrett from PostCrescent.com:
P-C: You used to be a bare-knuckle boxer and weâ€™ve seen guys like Brock Lesnar successfully leave the squared circle to pursue a career in the octagon. Would you ever give UFC a shot?
Barrett: UFC fighting isnâ€™t really something that Iâ€™d be too interested in now. Iâ€™m very much focused on my career with WWE. â€¦ Iâ€™ve got no desires to ever leave WWE until I wanna retire one day when Iâ€™m really old. UFC isnâ€™t something thatâ€™s ever really appealed to me. â€¦ I was always more a fan of boxing than I was of mixed martial arts.
P-C: You have good poise on the microphone; are most of your interviews straight forward or do you find yourself ad-libbing quite often?
Barrett: A lot of the times weâ€™re shoved out in front of the camera and I may be out there talking for 10 minutes straight or doing it back and forth with someone for 10 or 15 minutes. A lot of times you are having to ad-lib. Thereâ€™s no way anybody can memorize all the stuff we have to come out and say. Generally, Iâ€™ll have an idea of whatâ€™ Iâ€™m gonna say, but in terms of crowd interaction and things like that, sometimes the crowd will be chanting stuff at me, so Iâ€™ll want to say something in response to that. Sometimes whoever Iâ€™m talking with might throw me a curveball â€“ like John Cenaâ€™s very good at ad-libbing. He used to throw a lot of curveballs at me when I was out there talking with him, so I have to be very much reactive to whatâ€™s going on around me.
Check out the complete article online at PostCrescent.com.