The rapidly increasing popularity of mixed martial arts (MMA) has increased interest in wrestling because of its effectiveness in sport. It is considered one of the three main disciplines in MMA, along with kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Already in the early stages of MMA development, the fight gained respect due to its effectiveness against traditional martial artists. Fighters, Dan Severn, Don Frye, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture and Mark Kerr went on to win the first Ultimate Fighting tournaments. Ken Shamrock won the first UFC Superfight Championship in the UFC and was also the first Pancrase king in Japan.
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan said: “Personally I think the best skill for MMA is wrestling, I think that’s the number one base to come from because those guys just flatten opinion where the fight takes place (standing or on the ground ). “” There is no better basis for entering mixed martial arts than the successful competitor as a fighter. “Competitive fighters, highly successful amateur fighters have a tremendous mental toughness.If you can only get through the hall, The fighting room on how really high-level universities, NCAA Division teams, Those types are wild. Things happen, only overtraining, only the mental toughness you have to develop. ”
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, 2000 Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero, 2009 world champion and welterweight champion Ben Askren, former Olympic wrestler and UFC light heavyweight champion , Daniel Cormier, Brock Lesnar, a former UFC heavyweight champion who was an NCAA wrestling champion in 2000 and former Pride FC middleweight and heavyweight champion Dan Henderson, who competed extensively in Greco-Roman and High School wrestling Before beginning his career in mixed martial arts. ]