Dan Bilzerian must be getting bored.
The unofficial "King of Instagram" has attracted millions of acolytes by obsessively documenting his hedonistic life, complete with surgically-enhanced models, insane party pads, private planes and enough firearms to outfit a small nation's military. It sure doesn't look like the kind of existence one would tire of.
But how else to explain Bilzerian's recent suggestion that he might give MMA a shot? Rich dudes on the wrong side of 35 don't willingly subject themselves to a public ass whooping unless they're stuck in a rut. Right, CM Punk?
Bilzerian revealed his cage-fighting aspirations on a recent radio hit with MMAjunkie Radio. “I have wanted to do (an MMA fight). I’ll be 37 this year, so I better do it pretty fucking soon if I want to do it. It’s tough nowadays because these goddamn kids are training from the time they’re 6 or 8—by the time they get in there, they’re so well-versed.”
Bilzerian insists that if he were to get into the cage, he'd be there to win. “I’d like to compete, but I’ve got to do a real camp,” he said. “I don’t want to go in there and fucking half-ass it. I’ve never half-assed anything in my life, so if I’m going to do it, I really want to do it. Right now, I’ve actually been taking a little bit of time off from the partying and the crazy shit. So it wouldn’t be bad.”
It's little surprise that Bilzerian sounds overconfident. That's sort of his brand. But don't expect to him to have much success if he ever steps in the cage. Sure, Bilzerian is in great shape and he already trains in MMA, but this is a guy who's had two heart attacks, hundreds of hangovers and likely done enough booger sugar to kill a Clydesdale. He's be wise to keep out of the cage.