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Seriously Tough: 15 Wrestlers Who Have Pursued MMA Fighting

No one can really dispute the fact that wrestlers are some seriously hardcore guys. It’s a tough business, the training, the gruelling schedules – it’s enough to beat down even the toughest of competitors. Although, having said all that, there are a group of people who think otherwise. Wrestling naysayers don’t give professional wrestling the time of day. It’s scripted, and is, for all intents and purposes, fake. That’s why a lot people who partake in real combat sports, such as boxing and MMA, often ridicule wrestlers. They deem them to basically be actors. Those in MMA are handing out real beatings and are getting pummelled, whereas those in the ring just act like they’re doing so. Of course, there’s a lot more to wrestling than just acting and rehearsing a script as if you’re preparing for a major theatrical performance and are putting on a show. But MMA competitors don’t buy it. A lot of them are constantly taking jibes at wrestlers, saying they wouldn’t last two minutes in their world. It’s caused some wrestlers over the years to trade in the ring for the octagon, transition from the so-called “fake” world of wrestling, and try their hand at some real combat.


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