Did you know ... NFL tight end Marcedes Lewis is a BEAST when it comes to MMA?
It's true ... both UFC champ Tyron Woodley and Jay Glazer have said he's got what it takes to compete in a pro MMA fight.
But will we ever see Marcedes in a cage?
"Never say never," Lewis tells TMZ Sports.
Look, Lewis kept it all the way real -- telling us as long as he's in the NFL, there's no chance he'll take a pro fight. But once he retires ... he'll definitely considering it.
We asked if he would ever fight Greg Hardy -- a former NFL star who's undefeated as an MMA fighter ... and Lewis agreed it would be a helluva spectacle.
"It would be something to see, right?!"
As for his NFL career, Lewis is currently a free agent -- but he definitely has a team in mind he wants to sign with.