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    Default Could Cornell Dake do the business in MMA?

    http://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/a...erent-weight-0

    Cornell Dake makes history by becoming NCAA Division 1 champion in FOUR different weight classes.

    He's extremely young, if he spent 3/4 years learning some stand up there is nobody in MMA currently who could stop him taking them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly. View Post
    http://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/a...erent-weight-0

    Cornell Dake makes history by becoming NCAA Division 1 champion in FOUR different weight classes.

    He's extremely young, if he spent 3/4 years learning some stand up there is nobody in MMA currently who could stop him taking them down.
    Impressive stuff but worth noting he didn't qualify for the Olympic team last year. There is a difference between Collegiate wrestling and freestyle wrestling at world level, but his record is very impressive

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    Impressive stuff. If he trained in striking and jits he could certainly do very well given his wrestling pedigree but if he isn't able to perform as well when there is strikes been thrown at him or he has a glass chin he could not do to well.

    On paper it looks like he could do well but it's just one of those things where we will never know unless he decides to go down that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly. View Post
    http://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/a...erent-weight-0

    Cornell Dake makes history by becoming NCAA Division 1 champion in FOUR different weight classes.

    He's extremely young, if he spent 3/4 years learning some stand up there is nobody in MMA currently who could stop him taking them down.
    He stated last year that he's focused on Rio 2016, and coaching at Cornell, and who can blame him really as he will easily make $100,000 a year just from coaching.

    He says in video below that he would consider it if he really had to but would rather use his academics if he doesn't coach.

    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=0IX...%3D0IXKe2hdTjw

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkyMonky View Post
    He stated last year that he's focused on Rio 2016, and coaching at Cornell, and who can blame him really as he will easily make $100,000 a year just from coaching.

    He says in video below that he would consider it if he really had to but would rather use his academics if he doesn't coach.

    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=0IX...%3D0IXKe2hdTjw
    Interesting... He could make more though if he coached and fought

    Good listen though. He's got skills for sure.

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