Why are athletes from the WWE switching to the UFC? The answer is it's all about the money. Wrestlers like Brock Lesnar and CM Punk have already tried their luck in MMA fighting and Dean Ambrose could be the next WWE star to step in the octagon, but only if the money is right.

The Lunatic Fringe says he is interested in a MMA fight if he is paid half a million dollars.

"I'll fight anyone for enough money. Give me half-a-million dollars. Put them in the ring, I'll do it right now, I'll do it tonight," former WWE World Champion Ambrose told The Sun in an interview.

The WWE Intercontinental champion moved to Monday Night Raw from SmackDdown Live in the "superstar shakeup" and has been performing well in a feud with The Miz.

The 31-year-old wrestler also revealed that he almost died in a mountain bike accident just a week before WrestleMania 33. He said he flipped 8 feet into the air as his bike crashed but was lucky as he did not sustain serious injury from the accident.

"I'm big into mounting biking. I actually crashed my mountain bike about a week ago very badly. I thought I was going to die. I fell over the handlebars, full on ninja roll, I flew like 8ft into the air," Ambrose said.

"I thought I probably shouldn't be doing this a week before WrestleMania. You have to immediately get back on. I crashed on a downhill, you have to just continue. If you stop and think about it too long you'll psych yourself out."

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