Meanwhile, sitting matside was UFC president Dana White.
And of course, given his seat beside the mat, White was able to congratulate every winning wrestler who walked past, which left one to ponder on where the careers of stud wrestlers may veer off into the realm of fighting.
One such wrestler was David Taylor, whose offensive style looked like it might translate well to fights within a cage.
"I'm not a fighter," said Taylor when asked if he'd consider MMA in the future. "I know I've never been in a fight, never punched a guy, never been punched in my life. It's not something I really want to do. Who knows, down the road."
Unlike Taylor, Ed Ruth seemed more amenable to the idea.
"Definitely. I'm not really a violent person, like, when you talk to me. But I can be aggressive. I feel like if I can get into the cage, I can make some noise. But right now it has to take a backseat to Olympics and freestyle and all that. If it's down the line, I'll probably hop into it and see what I can do."
As for Burroughs, who came away from his match victorious, well, we already know how he feels about mixed martial arts. Still, it's hard not to watch him compete and imagine what could be.
In terms of "cool factor" alone, wrestling amidst the hustle and bustle of Times Square is something to behold. That the matches themselves were exciting was just the icing on the cake.
Kudos to Beat the Streets for making it all happen.
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