Author Topic: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA  (Read 6444 times)

Drooke

  • Guest
List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:42:39 pm »
So this is a thread to list the wrestlers that are transitioning into mma....I'm having a hard time keeping up with them.

Shawn Bunch (Has been training standup with Danny Perez recently)...*really excited for this
Kurt Kinser (Current Div 1 wrestler for Indiana)
Stephen Abas
Cole Konrad
Eric Larkin
Tyrone Woodley
Jared Rosholt
Mark Ellis
Steve Mocco
Lance Palmer
Jamill Kelley
Chad Mendes
obviously we also have Ben Askren, Joe Warren of recent Bellator fame.
.....

Drooke

  • Guest
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 12:17:29 am »
I just read an article where Dan Henderson was quoted that Dremiel Byers has expressed interest in joining his camp after the Olympics.  http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=d ... ians081508

OK Ok....this thread is the perfect place for rumors as well.....well rumors with a bit of truth behind them.

Offline Viratas

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • View Profile
    • http://theopenmat.com
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 07:12:35 am »
I believe in the next year or two you will see both Bubba Jenkins and Jordan Burroughs enter the cage.
Aequitas - Veritas (is Latin)
Cóir - Fírinne
Justice - Truth

"College has become a cruel, expensive joke on the poor and the middle class, that benefits only the perpetrator of it." - Peter Gregory

Drooke

  • Guest
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 11:38:38 pm »
This was a sweet list from Rideonbus from the mat.... PROPS!

Re: Ex college wrestlers currently doing MMA
by Rideonbus » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:14 am

I had too much time the other day

Ben Hawk - Highline C.C.


Dan Severn (Arizona State)

Dan Henderson (Arizona State)

Don Frye (Arizona State)

CB Dollaway (Arizona State)

Ryan Bader (Arizona State)

Cain Velasquez (Arizona State) (Iowa Central Community College)

Aaron Simpson (Arizona State)

Randy Couture (Oklahoma State)

Muhammed Lawal (Oklahoma State) (Central Oklahoma)

Daniel Cormier (Oklahoma State)

Johny Hendricks (Oklahoma State)

Jake Rosholt (Oklahoma State)

Mark Munoz (Oklahoma State)

Tom Erikson (Oklahoma State)

Shane Roller (Oklahoma State)

Ben Askren (Missouri)

Tyron Woodley (Missouri)

Josh Koscheck (Edinboro)

Justin Wilcox (Edinboro)

Urijah Faber (UC Davis)

Chuck Liddell (Cal Poly)

Chad Mendes (Cal Poly)

Mark Coleman (Ohio State)

Kevin Randleman (Ohio State)

Rex Holman (Ohio State)

Sean Salmon (Ohio State)

Matt Hughes (Eastern Illinois)

Jeff Monson (Oregon State) (Illinois)

Matt Lindland (Nebraska)

Jason High (Nebraska)

Ryan Schultz (Nebraska)

Chael Sonnen (Oregon)

Dave Jansen (Oregon)

Brock Lesnar (Minnesota) (Bismark State)

Cole Konrad (Minnesota)

Jacob Volkman (Minnesota)

Phil Davis (Penn State)

Paul Bradley (Iowa)

Jesse Taylor (Cal State Fullerton)

Ian Murphy (Cal State Fullerton)

Scott Jorgensen (Boise State)

Rashad Evans (Michigan State)

Gray Maynard (Michigan State)

Joe Warren (Michigan)

Greg Warren (Red Alert State) *Quadrangler champion

Reese Andy (Wyoming)

Jamie Varner (Lock Haven)

Mike Ciesnolevicz (Lock Haven)

Nick Catone (Rider)

Carmelo Marrero (Rider)

Josh Thomson (Stanford)

Dave Herman (Indiana)

Jon Fitch (Purdue)

Jake O’Brien (Purdue)

Mark Kerr (Syracuse)

Jon Madsen (South Dakota State)

Nick Thompson (Wisconsin)

Aaron Stark (Wisconsin)

Mark Schultz (Oklahoma)

Frank Trigg (Oklahoma) (Phoenix College)

Mike Van Arsdale (Iowa State)

Bobby Lashley (Missouri Valley College)

Tito Ortiz (Golden West College) (Cal State Bakersfield)

Mike Whitehead (North Idaho JC) (Southern Oregon) (Missouri)

Travis Wiuff (Rochester Community and Technical College)

Matt Hamill (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Jon Jones (Iowa Central Community College)

Joe Soto (Iowa Central Community College)

Gan Mcgee (Cal Poly)

Josh Neer (Waldorf College)

Trevor Prangley (North Idaho College)

Shane Carwin (Colorado School of Mines) (Western State)

Pat Healy (Southern Illinois Edwardsville)

Jay Hieron (Nassau Community College) (Hofstra)

Brandon Lee Hinkle (West Liberty State)

Roger Huerta (Augsburg)

Marcus LeVesseur (Augsburg)

Solomon Hutcherson (Triton College)

Terry Martin (Northern Illinois)

Shonie Carter (Triton College)

Marvin Eastman (Merced Community College)

Drew Fickett (Pima Community College)

Jesse Forbes (Pima Community College)

Tank Abbott ()

Royce Alger (Iowa)

Phil Baroni (Central Michigan) (Hofstra)

Ben Henderson (Dana College)

Efrain Escudero (Pima Community College)

Jason Black (Buena Vista)

Dan Bobish (Mount Union College)

Jason Brilz (Nebraska Omaha)

Chase Gormley (Montana State) (Lindenwood)

Logan Clark (St. Cloud State)

Brian Cobb (Cal State Bakersfield)

Devin Cole (Southern Oregon)

LC Davis (Missouri Valley College)

Frankie Edgar (Clarion)

Jake Ellenberger (Nebraska Omaha)

Joe Ellenberger (Nebraska Kearney)

Tyson Griffin (Santa Rosa JC)

Jake Shields (Cuesta College)

Gilbert Melendez (San Francisco State)

Clay Guida (William Rainey Harper College)

Gerald Harris (Cleveland State)

Ryan McGivern (Iowa)

Ricardo Lamas (Elmhurst College)

Mike Massenzio (Bergen Community College)

Jim Miller (Virginia Tech)

Jesse Moreng (Arizona State)
Ian Murphy (Cal State Fullerton)

Tom Speer (Rochester)

Chris Tuchscherer (North Dakota State) (Minnesota State Moorhead)

Ron Waterman (Northern Colorado)

Shad Lierley (NYU)

Lance Palmer (the Ohio State)
Bubba Jenkins (Penn State and Arizona State)
Johnny Beford (Cleveland State)
Zach Makovsky (Drexel)

Michael Chandler -Missouri.
Gian Villante - NY state champion - Hofstra football
Chris Wiedman - Hofstra


Tyler Shinn Okie St
Brandon Shelton (OSU, OU, UCO)
Matt Grice (OU)
Dennis Bermudez (Bloomsburg)
Gregor Gillispe- Edinboro
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 07:48:49 pm by fuhr »

Offline a guest

  • I Need More Hobbies
  • *****
  • Posts: 4660
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 10:10:36 am »
Can we make this into a sticky and where we can add to it?

Offline fuhr

  • LXP
  • Global Moderator
  • Get a Job
  • *****
  • Posts: 13500
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 07:55:17 pm »
That is some impressive work.
Since Jammen has told me twice to change my signature, I can only assume his wrestling knowledge is no longer something I can count on along with pizza and beer.

Drooke

  • Guest
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 10:20:50 pm »
With the influx of wrestlers joining the sport daily we need to start adding to this list....

Lance Palmer (the Ohio State)
Bubba Jenkins (Penn State and Arizona State)
Johnny Beford (Cleveland State)
Zach Makovsky (Drexel)
« Last Edit: October 12, 2011, 10:28:43 pm by Drooke »

StephanVonVesthell

  • Guest
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 08:27:22 pm »
Ben Hawk - Highline C.C.

Offline royboy

  • LXP
  • I Need More Hobbies
  • *****
  • Posts: 4379
  • you gotta be tough if your gonna be stupid
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 08:29:48 pm »
"Really? Well please tell your father-in-law that he is a freaking idiot."

Offline leglace

  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 6162
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 08:37:09 pm »
I don't think I saw:

Michael Chandler -Missouri.
Gian Villante - NY state champion - Hofstra football
Chris Wiedman - Hofstra
When all else fails, do the opposite...

Offline Kingk0ng

  • World Silver
  • *****
  • Posts: 2446
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011, 08:56:41 pm »
Former Cowboy Tyler Shinn recently fought at a local promotion here.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. (Dr. Seuss)

Offline AKIN

  • LXP
  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 15983
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011, 11:01:37 pm »
War Hawk!!!
If you want respect, be respectful.

Offline ViseGrip

  • LXP
  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 32574
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2011, 02:41:56 pm »
Brandon Shelton (OSU, OU, UCO)

Matt Grice (OU)
"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all that want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics" -Thomas Sowell

Offline MetsFan

  • LXP
  • Get a Job
  • *
  • Posts: 10125
  • AKA "everybody"
    • View Profile
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2011, 05:50:24 pm »
Dennis Bermudez (Bloomsburg)
There's always Bulgaria.

Hardcore

  • Guest
Re: List of Wrestlers Transitioning into MMA
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2011, 09:17:49 pm »
Gregor Gillispe- Edinboro