U.S. Olympic Wrestler Set on Career in MMA

Nate Lawson@NateLawsonCorrespondent IAugust 10, 2009

Daniel Cormier's resume as a wrestler is impressive to say the least. With a list of accolades seemingly a mile long, it is hard to find something this young warrior has not yet accomplished.

Through his collegiate years, Cormier wrestled his way to a 117-10 record, along with lifting himself to the status of All-American three times.

After his success at Oklahoma State University, he moved on to bigger and better things, all the way to a spot on the United States' Olympic roster, where he competed in the Beijing and Athens Olympic games.

After such an impressive list of accomplishments, Cormier looks to continue using his wrestling background, while picking up some new skills along the way, by competing as a professional mixed martial artist.

Cormier has just recently signed on with Zinkin Entertainment & Sports Management, and joins Chuck Liddell, Mike Swick, Forrest Griffin, and Jon Fitch under the Zinkin banner.

The two-time Olympian's career in mixed martial arts will begin with his training, which will take place at the world renowned American Kickboxing Academy. "Crazy" Bob Cook, Javier Mendez, and Dave Camarillo will be his three main trainers.

With such a great wrestling background, Cormier will certainly be able to dictate fights, especially against fighters who struggle on the ground. If he can put together a strong skill set on the feet, along with solid submission defense, Cormier has all the makings for a successful run at mixed martial arts.

While this 6-time U.S. Senior National Champion has yet to even think about what organization his first fight will be in, Cormier is off to a great start with an incredible camp, and hopes are high for the wrestling sensation, as he is the most recent to join the world of mixed martial arts under Zinkin Entertainment & Sports Management.