Steve Mocco was nearing the end of his long and distinguished wrestling career, and he had turned his attention to coaching the Lehigh University wrestling team.
He wasn't sure if competition would be part of his future much longer. But then MMA veteran Carmelo Marrero went looking for heavyweight training partners.
With Mocco and one of the Lehigh wrestlers, Marrero worked on his skills. But it sparked an interest with Mocco.