Although he came up short in this past weekend’s World Team Trials, losing to Olympian Spenser Mango in the finals, Lindsey Durlacher reportedly still has some action planned for August. Unlike the trials this action is said to take place in a cage.
Recently Joe Warren was a guest on the Jordan Breen Show. While discussing his training for his upset of Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, he dropped that his former Greco-Roman world teammate has been training with Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male in preparation for an August debut in the newly formed WEC 125-pound division.
The Greco-Roman wrestler was third in the 2008 Olympic trials, but prior to that Durlacher had made three straight world teams. In 2006, when Joe Warren captured his championship, Durlacher won a bronze medal at 121 pounds.
In college, Durlacher attended the University of Illinois where he was coached by Mark Johnson. He was a two-time all American with a second place finish in 1997.
When Durlacher steps into the cage in August it will not be his first MMA action. The wrestler is actually 2-1 with his only loss coming against bantamweight kingpin Miguel Torres in his debut back in 2002.