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Chael Sonnen's 2012 London Olympics Freestyle Wrestling Preview

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The Olympics are upon us once again and that means standouts from related combat sports could soon crossover into fight sport. But before that happens, they have to fulfill their Olympic dreams. This cycle the U.S. men's freestyle wrestling team stands a very good chance of collecting several medals. To help us take a closer look at the team and their chances for gold in London, UFC middleweight contender and 2000 Olympic alternate in Greco-Roman Chael Sonnen offered his views in our discussion over Skype.

Sonnen breaks down all seven weight classes and details what each Olympic representative faces on the international stage. The former All-American even discusses his future in mixed martial arts and what's next for him in the UFC.

For more in-depth coverage of the U.S. men's freestyle team, be sure to read Michael Riordan's breakdown of all the weight classes (120kg, 96kg, 84kg, 74kg, 66kg, 60kg, 55kg) at Bloody Elbow.