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.
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 FiveOuncesOfPain.com 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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