Tension between wrestling, MMA

Updated: March 2, 2011, 11:08 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

Iowa State coach Kevin Jackson acknowledges there is a somewhat strained relationship between mixed martial arts and wrestling.

"Without a doubt, the two sports are going to have to work together," said Jackson, who spent eight years as USA Wrestling's freestyle coach before taking over as coach at Iowa State. "MMA is a force that isn't going away; it's gaining popularity. It is an opportunity for some wrestlers to use the skills they've gained to support themselves and their ...

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