New England Patriots’ Stephen Neal to Try His Hand at MMA?

February 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Stephen Neal is a free agent and word coming out of his camp continually is changing. He’s been rumored to be retiring, then it was that he was going to test the free agent market, and now the latest rumblings have him possibly giving the UFC a shot.
At first the rumor seems a little ridiculous but there is some legitimacy behind it.
Neal didn’t play football in college; instead he was a spectacular amateur wrestler at Cal State-Bakersfield.
Neal went 151-10 in his wrestling career, won national titles his junior and senior year, and in 1999 was awarded the Dan Hodge Award, which is referred to as the Heisman Trophy equivalent in collegiate wrestling. Neal also competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics trials.
He has success against the best in the business too.
Neal’s final championship came in a win over future NCAA wrestling champion, WWE Champion, and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.
Still, that was in amateur wrestling not mixed martial arts.
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