Wrestling dictates where the fight takes place! Let’s take the UFC as an example and its top 15 rankings of each division. Most of the title holders and best fighters have a wrestling background. Henry Cejudo, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier are just some of the biggest names.
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If you want to take the fight to the ground and win via ground-and-pound like Khabib. Takedowns provide you with an avenue to get on top of your opponent and finish the fight. If you’re a great striker like Chuck Liddell, you need strong defensive wrestling to keep the fight standing and go for the knockout. Bottom line, if you can’t wrestle, you can’t fight!
Wrestlers are mainly known for amazing mental toughness and never give up mentality. The sport itself is so hard that the athletes must have a strong mindset to simply deal with it. Mental toughness, and the ability to work hard to achieve goals under exceedingly insurmountable circumstances are what make wrestlers so tough.
Wrestlers push themselves every day and are always giving it their all in training. Being in the best shape is the only way to succeed in wrestling. All training methods consist of grueling exercises and exhausting sparring sessions.