And who says pro wrestlers can’t learn MMA?
Vladimir Kozlov formerly of the WWE, was spotted training at Zealous Nation MMA in New Jersey. Owner of the gym Oleg Savitsky has been teaching Sambo for many years and is the head “scout” for M1 fighters on the East Coast. According to his website he has quite the background in MMA.
“Since his childhood (back in Georgia, USSR) Oleg has been training in Greco- Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling, Georgian Chidaoba, Boxing and Sambo. He is also an expert in Judo and various styles of Jiu-Jitsu. He was trained by the best including top combat experts from Russian Special Operation Units.”
Below is the video of Kozlov working on his skills and keeping the muscle memory fresh in his body. Looking at the highlights it seems he knows a thing or two about the sport.
Now cue all the WWE and wrestling fans on wanting him to make the jump to MMA.
That’s easier said than done.