By Peter Koutroumpis
RALEIGH, N.C. – It takes guts, perseverance, and belief to dream big and follow up accordingly.
For former N.C. State Wolfpack wrestler Max Rohskopf, the dreaming has begun turning into reality.
After featuring the aspiring MMA pro in a three-part series chronicling his journey from the Triangle to Las Vegas, a TSN follow-up on Rohskopf shows that he took the next step with a successful win in a match over Vincent Arrendondo at the Wildhorse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Ariz. on Saturday.
— World Fighting Fed (@WFFMMA) February 10, 2018
Coming into the match with a 1-0 amateur record, Rohskopf’s first pro fight handed Arrendondo, a 4-0 amateur, the loss in his pro debut.
Where Rohskopf goes from here, who knows, but the 23-year-old has shown that he’s following up what he said he wanted to do.
Kasper’s subsequent tweet, a still shot from the World Fighting Federation (WFFMMA) live feed, showed Rohskopf, wearing an N.C. State T-shirt and Duke shorts, having his arm raised in victory by the match official.
A nice showing of unity among Triangle-area grapplers.
Get used to this sight. pic.twitter.com/tilczehKDm
— Jacob A. Kasper (@jacobakasper) February 11, 2018
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