Kyle Dake vs David Taylor full match video from NCAA Division I national wrestling championship finals

Two of the best wrestlers in the world now have nowhere to go (thanks, Olympics). Or do they?

What do you do when you've already won national titles at 141, 149 and 157 pounds?

You move up and win one at 165, as well. That's exactly what Cornell's Kyle Dake did when he beat Penn State rival and defending champion David Taylor at the NCAA 2013 Division I national wrestling championship finals last weekend from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dake becomes the first wrestler to ever win four national titles in four different weight classes.

What does that have to do with mixed martial arts (MMA)? Well, considering the Olympics have ousted amateur wrestling from the 2020 games (find out why here), guys like Dake may have nowhere else to ply their trade. And let's not forget some of the best fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and beyond are talented wrestlers.

Obligatory Ben Askren reference.

In addition, former Olympians like Henry Cejudo have already made their way into combat sports. The 26-year-old bantamweight made his debut earlier this month in Tucson, pounding out Henry Poe in the first round of their 135-pound affair under the WFF MMA banner.

There's money to be made in MMA, but does anyone think Dake will go after it?


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