Cole Konrad wins MMA debut via polar bear choke


He is University of Minnesota alum.
He is a two-time NCAA wrestling champion.
He cuts to fight at 265
He tried out to play in the NFL.
He is not Brock Lesnar, but rumor has it Cole Konrad takes Lesnar in the wrestling room. And he just won his MMA debut.

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Last night in Fargo, North Dakota, former two-time NCAA champion Cole Konrad made a triumphant foray into competitive mixed martial arts with a first round submission victory over Gary Hamen. Konrad, competing for the M.A.X. Fights promotion, submitted Hamen in just 1:13 into the fight via what has been described to as a “polar bear choke.”

The 26-year old Konrad is a University of Minnesota graduate who was recruited by Brock Lesnar’s MMA wrestling coach Marty Morgan to become a full-time fixture of Lesnar’s training camps. Both Morgan and Lesnar along with UFC heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer cornered Konrad during Saturday’s fight.

Industry insiders believe Konrad to be one of the best unsigned heavyweight prospects in all of MMA.

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The MN Kid site profile image  

1/25/10 4:37 AM by The MN Kid

Cole was fighting a big boy, too...His opponent was 6'7" 265 lbs.

mma_lawyer site profile image  

1/25/10 3:57 AM by mma_lawyer

i trained in minn. a few years ago when konrad was still in college and lesner was crushing him

HollywoodHendo site profile image  

1/25/10 3:41 AM by HollywoodHendo

 Sorry, I don't buy him handling Brock. And it's not because I'm a Brock fan,

Khabeer Rockley site profile image  

1/25/10 3:32 AM by Khabeer Rockley

I believe it is a form of a rear naked choke

joe canada site profile image  

1/25/10 2:37 AM by joe canada

It's a variation of the Chicken Choke, but for heavyweights. As has been said before, same old techniques, different names.

BJJkilla site profile image  

1/25/10 2:07 AM by BJJkilla

i want to see what this polar bear choke is

super chin site profile image  

1/25/10 2:02 AM by super chin

another beast enters the division. cool.

I Sucked Hardy's Swick site profile image  

1/25/10 1:42 AM by I Sucked Hardy's Swick

 You guys don't know what a polar bear choke looks like? Its awesome! You should find a vid of it somewhere online. Definitely worth a look.

bigmills008 site profile image  

1/25/10 1:19 AM by bigmills008

I want to see him stomp Mocco in the cage!

Anarkis2 site profile image  

1/25/10 1:11 AM by Anarkis2

I guess you guys all missed the interview where Lesnar mentions he is throwing Konrad around the wrestling room.