Dan Bilzerian is known for the ridiculous lifestyle that he lives, documenting many of his spectacles for all to see on Instagram.
With 21.3 million followers and counting, the Instagram king recently spoke with the guys at MMA Junkie Radio where he said there were a few things on his bucket list that he still needs to check off.
“Thailand’s on there,” Bilzerian stated. “I want to go surfing in Fiji. I want to go heli-skiing in Alaska. I have wanted to do [an MMA fight]. I’ll be 37 this year, so I better do it pretty (expletive) soon if I want to do it. It’s tough nowadays because these (expletive) kids are training from the time they’re 6 or 8 – by the time they get in there, they’re so well-versed.”
Bilzerian’s desire to fight in a mixed martial arts competition caught a lot of people’s attention and a couple of fighters have thrown their name in the hat to welcome the millionaire to the world of MMA.
UFC middleweight Alex “Spartan” Nicholson tweeted “@danawhite let me knockout Dan bilzerian for a fat check on national television. I’m tired of these celebs thinking they can play fighter 💯”
@danawhite let me knockout Dan bilzerian for a fat check on national television. I'm tired of these celebs thinking they can play fighter 💯
— AlexSpartanNicholson (@spartanlife32) March 21, 2017
Former UFC fighter and winner of The Ultimate Fighter 16 Colton Smith also threw out a challenge to the Instagram playboy.
Smith tweeted, “I’ll be Dan Bilzerian’s huckleberry! Any weight class anytime any place! Boom!”
“@DanBilzerian I’ll be your huckleberry! We will donate 100% of the proceeds to Veteran Charity the Fisher House or one comparable! #4aCause”
— Colton Smith (@ColtonSmithMMA) March 22, 2017
Bilzerian stated that he has toned down his partying and now would be a good time to be fully committed to training. The millionaire always seems to be up for an interesting challenge, especially if money is involved.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/22/2017.