Laila Ali Wants Child to Be an Athlete

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Laila Ali may have rose to (reality TV) fame thanks to Dancing with the Stars, but that doesn't mean she wants her impending child to be a dancer.

"I want him to be an athlete," Laila told OK!. "I did Dancing with the Stars, but my life doesn't revolve around it. I think that when I say athlete, I mean a serious athlete."

Ouch. That's quite the slam at professional dancers such as Mark Ballas, isn't it?

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Perhaps Ali would prefer her offspring to end up on her current show, American Gladiators. Laila co-hosts the NBC revival of the 1990s series and can't dream up a more perfect gig for herself.

"It's a competitive show with a live audience that brings a lot of energy, and it's what I'm used to," she said. "It was perfect for me, and I'm having a really great time with [co-host] Hulk [Hogan]."

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