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.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC and Wrestling Canada Lutte Announce Partnership

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC® today announced a new partnership agreement with Wrestling Canada Lutte to actively promote amateur and Olympic wrestling throughout Canada. read news >>

Chael Sonnen Weighs in on Kevin Costner’s Desire for Olympic MMA

  • 20 days ago
  • 35 views

On this episode of Beyond the Fight, Chael Sonnen weighs in on award winning actor Kevin Costner's desire to see mixed martial arts in the Olympics. read news >>

Overeem ready to finally claim his long-awaited title shot

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Alistair Overeem’s journey to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division hasn’t gone quite as fast as expected. But on Sunday night, he gets his chance to make good on squandered opportunities by secu read news >>

Journey Neson Working His Way Up the Bantamweight Division

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

Undefeated Journey Neson is working his way up the bantamweight division. He returns to the cage at SFL: America on Saturday night. read news >>

How Tom Duquesnoy's journey is re-defining MMA - MMA Plus

  • 10 days ago
  • 27 views

On the cusp of his second world championship, BAMMA fighter Tom Duquesnoy is living proof of MMA's newest generation of athletes. read news >>