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Keven Costner and sports movies go together like peanut butter and jelly. Costner's IMDB page is littered with them; movies like Field of Dreams, Tin Cup, Bull Durham, Draft Day, For the Love of the Game and McFarland, USA.

As it turns out, the 61 year old is also a huge MMA fan, and has been for some time.

“I’ve just watched it the last 15 years. I think it’s one of the greatest sports out there – the drama that exists and the way they’ve controlled their sport," Costner told USA TODAY Sports.

It's this type of drama that Costner thinks is perfect for the Olympics.

“Is [MMA] a part of the Olympics? I think that should be," he added to TMZ Sports.

The concept isn't that far fetched, and there have been some notable Olympians that have stepped into the Octagon. Ronda Rousey is a bronze medalist in Judo, and just this past weekend, Henry Cejudo a gold medal-winning wrestler, fought Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title.

As for Costner's love of the sport, he deeply enjoys that it's year round without any type of "season."

"I’ve loved baseball my whole life – everybody knows that," Costner said. "I’ve made the three movies: ‘Bull Durham,’ ‘Field of Dreams’ and ‘For Love of the Game.’ The Dodgers are my team – that’s my town. When I was a boy, I was a fan. I will watch a little bit during the course of the season. But I will catch the postseason – my life just goes off. But I wait till the fall."

Costner can currently be seen in Criminal with fellow Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones as well as, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, and Gal Gadot.



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