Former Olympic wrestler Steve Mocco will make his journey into mixed martial arts soon and he’s chosen a famed training camp to help him get ready.

The former NCAA champion has officially joined the Florida based American Top Team gym, where he will train to get ready for his mixed martial arts debut.

Mocco was a competitor in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where he wrestled for the United States and came in 7th overall.

While wrestling at Oklahoma State, Mocco was also given the Dan Hodge Award for the nation’s most outstanding collegiate wrestler in 2005.

Mocco got his first taste of MMA when he trained alongside the team while helping Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva get ready for his last fight against Cain Velasquez in the UFC.

The taste of the competition was enough to get Mocco to commit to American Top Team, where he will begin training immediately.

“I’m happy about the opportunity to train in a new sport and excited to learn some new things and continue competing. I can’t wait to get started,” said Mocco.

Mocco joins several UFC and Strikeforce fighters at American Top Team where he will train and get ready for his debut later this year.

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