TNA Impact Wrestling's MVP is more than just a wrestler: He is on a journey of obtaining a black belt in jiu-jitsu. In an interview with The Roman Show, MVP addressed his passion for the sport prior to participating on Sunday's TNA Lockdown PPV in Coral Gables, Fl.
"I started a year ago. I was awarded my blue belt," he said. "My professor is Andre Santos from Brazil. I train in Gracie Barra. It has become my new mistress. I compete I do North American Grappling tournament (NAGA) and I love it. I love the technical match up."
He currently is a blue belt. He also gave advice to CM Punk in case he wants to compete in mixed martial arts. The Miami born wrestler said that he once considered becoming a fighter.
"There was a point when I was wrestling as Antonio Banks in South Florida and if things weren't paining out and I thought if this wrestling thing doesn't pan out I've always been a fan of martial arts I was intrigued," he said. "I said if things didn't work it in wrestling I would have trained to fight."
While doing promo work in The UK this week, WWE star Fandango told BANG Showbiz, via NZCity, that he would love to follow in Chris Jericho's footsteps and appear on Dancing with the Stars. Fandango had the following to say:
"I would like to give it a go, I just need the right partner – maybe a lingerie model!" Fandango said. "I've watched Dancing with the Stars, I watched when Chris Jericho was on it, I think it's cool. It's always cool to see the stars – whether they're a football player or an actor, an actress, a model, whatever – put into that situation of crunch training to try and win the show. How they deal with the pressures and their egos of not being really good at it is interesting to see."
Velvet Sky & Eric Young Q&A Tonight
TNA Stars Velvet Sky and Eric Young will be answering fan questions tonight during Lockdown. Sky will be answering questions via TNA's official Facebook page, and Eric Young will be answering questions on Twitter using the hashtag #AskEY.