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NFL players interested in MMA

Former NFL players are becoming intrigued by the prospect of fighting in the MMA and UFC.

Updated: September 1, 2007, 8:03 PM ET
By Ben Houser | Special to ESPN.com

Mixed martial arts has taken over the imaginations and competitive spirits of current and former NFL players. A handful of former NFL players have found new careers in the sport, including Bob Sapp, Michael Westbrook, Jarrod Bunch, Alonzo Spellman, Johnnie Morton and Bobby Jones.

Sapp, an ex-NFL offensive lineman in the late '90s, washed out of the league after being given a four-game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy, and suffering multiple injuries. His first ...

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