Results for: Fight Path Former mascot Olympian Steve Mocco uprooted life recent MMA debut in news

  • a year ago
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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. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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The morning after Miles Anstead had made his MMA debut, he cried.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Wade Johnson was a promising enough basketball player at his small-town Arkansas high school that he had multiple college options he was considering. Then he did something that no one expected. He became an MMA fighter.Filed under: News read news >>

  • a year ago
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During Dave Courchaine's professional MMA debut, he took his opponent into a bear hug and was planning to his next move. Then he and the crowd at "Strikeforce at the Dome" got a big surprise. The power went out. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Andrew Leone's mixed martial arts debut came very much by accident. The skilled wrestler was just there, at that unsanctioned, underground fight happening away from New York's laws against the sport, to support his brother, Anthony. read news >>

  • a year ago
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As usual, the conversation about a fighter's life and background begins with a question about the beginning. For Australian fighter Jessy Jess, that meant growing up while "going around in a van with my mom and brothers and sisters." read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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About three years ago, Todd Schmauss was working through life as a personal trainer and volunteer assistant wrestling coach.  With a history in wrestling stretching back to his well-known hometown, Schmauss always had confidence when he was competing, and he felt he could keep up with almost anyone.  So, it struck him when he began to notice some MMA coverage of an old college teammate, Joe Vedepo, who already had made two UFC appearances in 2009. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Within the past year, Mike Pope has battled his way to two championships in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, plus weight class Blue Belt titles at the Pan No-Gi Championship and World No-Gi Championship. By doing that, the Florida native, whose family claims a political background, earned name recognition in the jiu-jitsu world. Now, on his return to another one of his combat sports loves - mixed martial arts - Pope will use the confidence from those wins. The main dif read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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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. Retweet this Share on Facebook • Email • StumbleUpon &bu read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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One day, in late May of 2006, a friend of Cody Stevens was wasting some time online when he came across information on Next Level Fighting, an organization not far from their homes in Mansfield, Ohio. He called Stevens and encouraged him to take a fight. On no training. In 10 days. "We had just been in a bunch of altercations, nothing organized or anything," Stevens told MMAjunkie.com. "I said, 'I've just been drinking and doing [stuff] I shouldn't be doing.'" read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The turning point in Danny Castillo's life came while sitting in a vice principal's office in Sacramento, Calif., when he was a freshman in high school. To avoid a call home to his mother, Castillo agreed to join the team's wrestling team, which eventually led to an MMA career and tonight's WEC 53 fight. To get here, Castillo faced a near-death van crash with his college wrestling team, a sales and marketing job that led to him drinking and partying too much, a reconnection with old wr read news >>

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