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Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Wrestler Wants To Fight In UFC

Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Wrestler Wants To Fight In UFC

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Kyle Snyder, the youngest American to ever win a wrestling gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, wants to pursue a UFC career.

The 22-year-old Ohio State University junior took to Twitter on Sunday to make his intentions public and even tagged the company to make sure he was heard.


The brief tweet came days after he posted a photo of himself with UFC champion, Tyron Woodley, presumably taken after attending the UFC 203 in Cleveland on Saturday night.

He later explained to Fox Sports:

I want to fight. Basically what that tweet means. I love wrestling, I really do. I would want to continue wrestling but I want to do both at the same time. I want to pursue my wrestling career, wrestle in World Championships and the Olympic games, but if the scheduling could work out and I can become an elite fighter, then I want to fight in the UFC as well.

They put on a great show, it’s really exciting. I think it’s something that I could excel in. I haven’t done much boxing or jiu-jitsu or striking or stuff like that but I think that I could pick it up pretty quickly. The crowd and the way they made the whole thing a big show was just exciting for me. It’s something that I want to do.

If he ever joins the UFC roster, he will have become the most accomplished and decorated mixed martial arts fighter.

Photo via Team USA Awards

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