UnderGround Forums Colby training w/ Pat Downey & Steve Mocco [PIC]

10/20/19 6:26 AM
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10/20/19 8:41 AM
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Dude in the middle could crush a 30 pack of Keystone light, I guarantee.

10/20/19 10:46 AM
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This is the guy who used to school Marty Fake Newsman in wrestling? 

10/20/19 10:50 AM
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Someone school me on this Pat Downey, dont know him. Thanks

10/20/19 11:03 AM
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Golden Glory fan -

Someone school me on this Pat Downey, dont know him. Thanks

Short version : very talented but has behavioral issues and a whack job dad that posts on social media and message boards constantly. Kicked off of Nebraskas team, went the juco route afterwards and I believe won a title. Then went to Iowa State, placed 5th at NCAAs and was again dismissed from the squad. In his "off season" he had some quality freestyle wins, Iowa picked him up essentially as a walk on transfer but he never wrestled a match for them. Smart money bets on him going the MMA route where he may have some success. Has had some run ins with the law and at one point I believe posted a revenge porn type video of his then ex, now current GF.

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Someone school me on this Pat Downey, dont know him. Thanks

Short version : very talented but has behavioral issues and a whack job dad that posts on social media and message boards constantly. Kicked off of Nebraskas team, went the juco route afterwards and I believe won a title. Then went to Iowa State, placed 5th at NCAAs and was again dismissed from the squad. In his "off season" he had some quality freestyle wins, Iowa picked him up essentially as a walk on transfer but he never wrestled a match for them. Smart money bets on him going the MMA route where he may have some success. Has had some run ins with the law and at one point I believe posted a revenge porn type video of his then ex, now current GF.

Oh, so he’ll likely fuck up before we really see him make waves. 

10/20/19 11:36 AM
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Someone school me on this Pat Downey, dont know him. Thanks

Short version : very talented but has behavioral issues and a whack job dad that posts on social media and message boards constantly. Kicked off of Nebraskas team, went the juco route afterwards and I believe won a title. Then went to Iowa State, placed 5th at NCAAs and was again dismissed from the squad. In his "off season" he had some quality freestyle wins, Iowa picked him up essentially as a walk on transfer but he never wrestled a match for them. Smart money bets on him going the MMA route where he may have some success. Has had some run ins with the law and at one point I believe posted a revenge porn type video of his then ex, now current GF.

Doesn’t seem like a good guy. Behavioral issues is just code for he’s an asshole or piece of shit. The revenge porn thing makes me lean towards piece of shit.  The hair is funny on a good dude, when a guy like him has the mullet it looks so trashy and try hard imo. 

10/20/19 11:42 AM
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Steve Mocco is a beast of a wrestler. He’s not even that big of a guy but in high school (he went to Blair academy) he beat everybody. It was Weird seeing a guy his size who looked dorky but was still strong looking, be so damn good. I didn’t face him in the tournament we were both at, but I faced a 215 lbs New Jersey State champ (he was like 219 that day because we only had heavy and 189 at the time in PA) and he beat me very quickly lol. Well mocco beat him almost as easily. It was amazing to watch

10/20/19 11:50 AM
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I was a freshman at Iowa in ‘01 and my roommate was a wrestler/TKD collegiate national champ. He would talk about Mocco like a god. 

10/20/19 12:22 PM
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 to be fair, downey did just make the US world team and did win some matches in khazakstan... all signs point to him having turned a corner somewhat... seems to like his new home at the NJRTC... 

regardless, MMA is so watered down with no real athletes that he will be just fine... they will celebrate any roguish behavior when he smashes nobodies and then lights up the twittersphere afterwards...

10/20/19 12:35 PM
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Dugs95 - 

Steve Mocco is a beast of a wrestler. He’s not even that big of a guy but in high school (he went to Blair academy) he beat everybody. It was Weird seeing a guy his size who looked dorky but was still strong looking, be so damn good. I didn’t face him in the tournament we were both at, but I faced a 215 lbs New Jersey State champ (he was like 219 that day because we only had heavy and 189 at the time in PA) and he beat me very quickly lol. Well mocco beat him almost as easily. It was amazing to watch


We had Mocco at Hofstra for an Official visit back in the day. He was a cool cat, obviously he would up going the Lehigh route. I later met his sister Katie upstate at Brockport University, she was a doll. Beautiful young lady who I was completely unaware was a total badass in Judo. If memory serves me right, she went on to represent the US Olympic team, but I don't recall if she placed. Surprised we never saw either compete in MMA
10/20/19 12:42 PM
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God Of Thunder - 
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Someone school me on this Pat Downey, dont know him. Thanks

Short version : very talented but has behavioral issues and a whack job dad that posts on social media and message boards constantly. Kicked off of Nebraskas team, went the juco route afterwards and I believe won a title. Then went to Iowa State, placed 5th at NCAAs and was again dismissed from the squad. In his "off season" he had some quality freestyle wins, Iowa picked him up essentially as a walk on transfer but he never wrestled a match for them. Smart money bets on him going the MMA route where he may have some success. Has had some run ins with the law and at one point I believe posted a revenge porn type video of his then ex, now current GF.


You kind of missed he was on the 2019 US world team this year so to say he's a beast at wrestling is an understatement.
10/20/19 12:52 PM
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Colby’s gonna wreck fake newsman

10/20/19 12:58 PM
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Colby’s gonna wreck fake newsman

It will be a great night if he does 

10/20/19 1:02 PM
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Colby is in good hands with these guys 

10/20/19 1:13 PM
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Colby is in good hands with these guys 

 

10/20/19 1:14 PM
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LJB - 

 to be fair, downey did just make the US world team and did win some matches in khazakstan... all signs point to him having turned a corner somewhat... seems to like his new home at the NJRTC... 

regardless, MMA is so watered down with no real athletes that he will be just fine... they will celebrate any roguish behavior when he smashes nobodies and then lights up the twittersphere afterwards...


Yeah. Downey is a legit world class wrestler at this point. He did well at worlds. It's worth noting that he was only our team member because our world champion, David Taylor, got injured. But, he belonged at worlds and showed his stuff.

I think two things are true regarding his personal issues: (1) He did some really bad things and was a very bad actor in his younger years. (2) While it's not obvious that he has turned a corner, he has stopped getting into trouble (for now) and seems to be doing well at NJRTC. He still has his personality, but is growing.

Mocco is an all-time great American heavyweight, a top-10 all-time HS wrestler, and a stud.
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LJB - 

 to be fair, downey did just make the US world team and did win some matches in khazakstan... all signs point to him having turned a corner somewhat... seems to like his new home at the NJRTC... 

regardless, MMA is so watered down with no real athletes that he will be just fine... they will celebrate any roguish behavior when he smashes nobodies and then lights up the twittersphere afterwards...


Yeah. Downey is a legit world class wrestler at this point. He did well at worlds. It's worth noting that he was only our team member because our world champion, David Taylor, got injured. But, he belonged at worlds and showed his stuff.

I think two things are true regarding his personal issues: (1) He did some really bad things and was a very bad actor in his younger years. (2) While it's not obvious that he has turned a corner, he has stopped getting into trouble (for now) and seems to be doing well at NJRTC. He still has his personality, but is growing.

Mocco is an all-time great American heavyweight, a top-10 all-time HS wrestler, and a stud.

MMA fans will eat up downey... he will spoon feed them some nonsense and they will either love it or hate it... i can't wait for his dad to show up here... he will fit this place like a glove...

 

and yes, because i ignored it previosuly... mocco was a stud... one of the few wrestlers since i have been paying attention who was actually feared on the mat in this country... i can't think of anyone now that has close to that kind of reputation...

 

10/20/19 2:04 PM
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Downey is perfect for mma

10/20/19 2:11 PM
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LJB and Winston Wolf: Agreed that Downey is absolutely perfect for MMA.
10/20/19 2:52 PM
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good thread op

10/20/19 4:29 PM
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Someone's gonna have to explain WTF "Bunky" is...
10/20/19 4:49 PM
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Heck if the UFC is willing to ignore the “past issues” of a nothin’ happening, no skills bum like Hardy ... Downey should be just fine. I have seen him wrestle live and as someone said ... freaking beast. Think Askren with a Diaz mentality and add in darn good striking. Not sure of his BJJ level. Also mean streak on the mat. Hope he has got his shit together and makes it in MMA. 

10/20/19 6:13 PM
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HYBRID JON - Someone's gonna have to explain WTF "Bunky" is...

was wondering myself

10/20/19 6:17 PM
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guess he be a 185 pounder