Vontaze Burfict, listen up ... Shawne Merriman's got the PERFECT job for you while you serve your NFL suspension -- a contract to fight in his MMA league!!!
"He's going to have a lot of time on his hands and he needs to put it to good use," Merriman tells TMZ Sports. "So, bring some of that aggression over here!"
Merriman currently helps run the Lights Out Xtreme Fighting league ... and he tells us he's straight-up ready to get the troubled Raiders linebacker a scrap in his cage.
And, why? The ex-Chargers superstar says it's pretty clear ... Burfict is a BAD man -- and he could be a seriously entertaining MMA fighter.
"I just talked to my partners right now," Merriman tells us. "We want to make Vontaze Burfict an offer to come and fight."
Of course, Burfict ain't exactly out of NFL options just yet ... he's still in the process of appealing the season-long suspension the league just handed down to him this week.
#Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict has been ejected from the #Colts gamepic.twitter.com/shskk2BUw3— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 29, 2019
#Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict has been ejected from the #Colts gamepic.twitter.com/shskk2BUw3
But, if the NFL does uphold its initial decision ... Merriman seems all-in on the idea of seeing him scrap in the LXF, telling us, "We got a place for you!"
So, what do ya say, Vontaze??