No Holds Barred: Daniel Cormier, from Olympic Wrestling to MMA
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestler Daniel Cormier (http://twitter.com/ Cormier2009/), who has recently begun training to become a mixed martial arts fighter.
As Daniel is also a big boxing fan, our discussion seamlessly went from one combat sport to another, including boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. He explained that he still has a lot to learn before fighting professionally, but that we also may see him back on the wrestling mat this fall. We also discussed many topics and personalities in the various combat sports, so this all-encompassing interview with such a gifted and articulate athlete is a must for all aficionados of the combat sports.
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