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Photo Gallery: Cole Konrad makes his MMA Debut

Ever wonder what a “Polar Bear Choke” looks like? Well thanks to photographer extraordinaire Jessica Sell of  All Event Photography  you will wonder no longer.

Blue chip  heavyweight prospect Cole Konrad, competing for the M.A.X. Fights promotion made his MMA debut  this weekend submitting Gary Hamen in just 1:13 into his  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. According to eyewitness reports, both Morgan and Lesnar along with UFC heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer cornered Konrad during Saturday’s fight.

For more Photos of this fight and the entire M.A.X. Fights  card  visit  Jessica at her site  All Event Photography on Facebook.

All photos published with express written permission of the photographer

12 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    Looks like a darce choke mated with a neck crank. That’s pretty painful looking.

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  • scrappy135 says:

    i was like a rear naked choke plus a neck crank it looked like he tapped because of the neck crank more then being choked

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  • Lerner17 says:

    Makes me want to go to the chiropractor just looking at that thing…

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  • ldcpanther says:

    Its a RNC with a side order of a neck crank ouch.

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  • ldcpanther says:

    Well without it being from the rear”that sounds terrible”.

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  • Johnnybigone says:

    So I just tried twisting my head that way..

    Yeah that must hurt a lot.

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  • ColinL says:

    Nice choke. Pretty weird, given that people usually turn towards or away, and don’t have the full lockup.

    Naked Neck Crank?

    Btw, love the new mobile site. I’m on android 1.6, and it is gorgeous and functional –assuming this post goes through :D. Grats to whomever was responsible, this is top notch.

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  • Off Topic says:

    Its gotta feel good to have Lesner and Tuchscherer on your side for your first MMA fight. I feel there is some potential here.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    That last picture with Brock & co. look like a cattle drive… These guys are monsters.

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  • David Andrest says:

    ColinL: Nice choke. Pretty weird, given that people usually turn towards or away, and don’t have the full lockup.Naked Neck Crank?Btw, love the new mobile site. I’m on android 1.6, and it is gorgeous and functional –assuming this post goes through :D . Grats to whomever was responsible, this is top notch.  

    Thanks Colin, I’m glad you like it.

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  • Jstew3785 says:

    I bet Rampage would have a pretty good nickname for this guy. Those are some big man chi-chi’s

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Cole Konrad must be happy to have Brock as his buddy… who else has a couple of big time sponsors on there first time out… guess no matter what business your in it’s who yea know… I’m sure his talents speak for him as well but not as well as having Brock make a phone call.

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