With the growing popularity of mixed martial arts, it’s no surprise that many young, up-and-coming fighters are choosing MMA over boxing and other “traditional” sports. MMA provides a unique opportunity for athletes with different fighting styles to compete against each other and lay claim to the title of Best Fighter in the World. The toughness and skill set required to succeed in MMA mirrors the qualities required to succeed in wrestling, which makes an MMA career the logical next step for many former wrestlers.

The following infographic highlights some of those wrestlers who have transitioned to MMA, examining how their physical attributes and wrestling background have translated to life in the MMA ring. 


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