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VCURamFan
08-11-2009, 05:35 PM
LINK (http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9347&zoneid=13)

Two-time U.S. Olympian Daniel Cormier is the next decorated American wrestler to transition to MMA. Management group Zinkin Entertainment announced on Monday that Cormier has signed to join the ranks of a client list that includes Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Jon Fitch, Mike Swick, and other established mixed martial artists.

A resident of Oklahoma since his collegiate wrestling career at Oklahoma State University, Cormier is an aggressive freestyle wrestler that will soon begin training at American Kickboxing Academy alongside fighters such as Fitch, Swick, Josh Koscheck, Cain Velasquez, and Josh Thomson.

Attaining a record of 117-10 during his collegiate career, Cormier has achieved several national and international honors in wrestling, including a fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece.

rearnakedchoke
08-11-2009, 06:07 PM
Hopefully he doesn't mind getting punched ... we all know Rulon Gardner didn't like it ... hope he does well ...

County Mike
08-11-2009, 06:21 PM
Glad to see a REAL professional option for wrestlers now. I think the transition from wrestling to MMA will go pretty smoothly for top level wrestlers. They already have the work ethic and ground control skills. Adding on striking and submissions should be a natural evolution.

VCURamFan
08-11-2009, 06:23 PM
Hopefully he doesn't mind getting punched ... we all know Rulon Gardner didn't like it ... hope he does well ...Well, to be fair, I'm not really sure anyone likes getting punched the face. Just a theory I have.:laugh:

KENTUCKYREDBONE
08-12-2009, 10:37 AM
With that background he oughtta have good take downs!

Crisco
08-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Well, to be fair, I'm not really sure anyone likes getting punched the face. Just a theory I have.:laugh:

a few guys do.

Crisco
08-13-2009, 06:28 PM
With that background he oughtta have good take downs!


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