In an interview with BleacherReport, NCAA wrestling champion Ed Ruth announced his entrance in to the world of MMA. The jump will take place after his attempt to win gold at the 2016 Olympics.
Once the Olympics are over, I want to go straight into fighting. I can’t wait to just get in there and be in that atmosphere and walk out with the belt.
Ruth is a big fan of martial arts and attributes his journey in wrestling to a possible lack of options during his youth.
I started watching it, and it’s a really cool sport. I’ve always wanted to do boxing and karate. You can win in any type of way. I just caught the bug. … It’s been something that wrestlers have needed. What do you do after the Olympics? You could coach. But there was really no professional outlook. But now we have MMA. Now we have choices.
Rumored to be training with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Ruth is believed to have decided on training at Greg Jackson’s camp. Is he going to call Jackson’s home?
There’s nothing set in stone, but that’s the direction I’m leaning.
If you have any questions about Ed and his abilities there are plenty of videos out on Youtube showing his talent. He is fast, agile, powerful, motivated, and focused on winning at everything he does. Check out this highlight video…