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Lesnar training partner Cole Konrad triumphant in 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 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. According to eyewitness reports, both Morgan and Lesnar along with UFC heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer cornered Konrad during Saturday’s fight.

Prior to committing to MMA full-time, Konrad had been recruited by then-New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini to try out for the team despite having never played a down of football in college due to his incredible athleticism.

Industry insiders believe Konrad to be one of the best unsigned heavyweight prospects in all of MMA. Additionally, sources have informed that Konrad has already received offers to compete in Japan as well in the United States with the Bellator Fighting Championships.

While Konrad’s next fight has yet to be officially announced, sources indicate to that he could be involved in a February event taking place in Philadelphia.

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