WATCH: Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson spars with an MMA fighter

Is Blue Jays star third baseman Josh Donaldson sitting around this offseason? Part of the time, sure. Everyone sits. Mostly, though, he's doing what needs to be done in order to remain one of the best players in baseball.

Very likely in the service of remaining in peak condition, Donaldson recently took time to work the pads alongside expert MMA practitioner Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. Have a look:

Punches and elbows! But whither the kicks? Here, people, are the kicks:


Thompson, as you can see, enthused that the 2015 AL MVP would have a future in MMA if not for his excellence at This, Our Baseball. Fortunately for baseball observers, Donaldson seems content to continue punching, kicking, and elbowing pitched baseballs.

It's good to have options, though.