Anthony Robles, who was born without a leg and raised by a single mother, has overcome several of life’s challenges. The top collegiate wrestler remained unfazed from all this, going undefeated during his senior year at Arizona state, and dominating all comers en route to winning the 2011 Division 1 NCAA Wrestling Championship.
He was awarded as the overall Most Outstanding Wrestler during the NCAA championships, a feat which also garnered him two ESPYs:
Robles’ story has been an inspiration to millions, but is he looking to take on yet another challenge? After the jump, the 23-year-old wrestler talks about his interest in possibly making the jump to MMA, and competing at flyweight.
He spoke to Cagewriter about a potential move to Mixed Martial Arts:
“It’s a possibility. Right now, I’m focused on my speaking career, but when I’m in Arizona, I’m wrestling and I’m learning jiu-jitsu. I’m having fun with it.”
“I would always get the fight question when I wrestled in college, I would say, well, if they ever make a 125-lb. weight class in MMA, I’d be there. They just made it.”
Aside from training, Robles has other things going on for him, as he is also working on a book, and his movie rights, along with being a motivational speaker.
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