Jordan Burroughs wants to step into the cage, but his wife isn’t thrilled about it.
The freestyle wrestler, who won Olympic gold in 2012, took to Twitter on Wednesday to admit, “I want one MMA fight before I retire. Just one.”
Burroughs’ wife Lauren immediately shut down the idea in a pair of hilarious tweets in response to her husband.
“I literally left you to go to the gym for an hour and lost all control,” I wrote.
In a second tweet, Lauren shared a GIF of former first lady Michelle Obama tearing a phone out of President Barack Obama’s hands.
“Actual footage of me coming home a few minutes ago,” she wrote on Twitter. “MMA world, keep going…”
Burroughs’ tweet had some fans eager to see if he’d actually be in an MMA match since earlier this year, he was shooting a different tune.
In January, the New Jersey native said inShow Jim Roma“Being in a cage is something I’m not really interested in” in his career.
“I’m a huge fan of MMA. But at the end of the day, I like wrestling No. 1 and No. 2, and I don’t want to get punched in the face,” Burroughs said. “It’s a different sport. In wrestling, if you lose, you get lowered, you might have been put on your back and pinned.
“But if you get hit in a fight, you get suffocated, you get taken advantage of, and something gets smashed. The wrestling match, if you lose, you go to dinner with your family. MMA, you lose, you go to the hospital.”
At the time, Burroughs said he believed he could “translate well” from wrestling to mixed martial arts.
Whether he decides to participate in MMA or not, Burroughs added, “But I’d be an advocate for it because I love watching it.”
Burrows, 33, has claimed five world championship golds and most recently won the 79kg gold at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo earlier this month. He and Lauren married in 2013 and have four children.