With wrestling programs being cut across the United States, colleges are starting to turn to MMA and its Wrestling based stars to help fund raise for collegiate wrestling programs. Even Dana White has said if need be, he would put the weight of the UFC, MMA’s top promoter, behind money-raising efforts to help D-I wrestling.
There’s an in depth commentary by Sports Illustrated’s Josh Gross which is worth a read and worth spreading around to anyone who has an interest in helping save college wrestling programs.
- A professional MMA card raised funds for saving Cal Poly’s wrestling program
- Many universities would rather focus on revenue sports, endangering wrestling
- Each of the 47 Americans signed to the UFC roster has some college experience