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Oklahoma State Wrestling: Jacobe Smith Signs with Zinkin MMA

Smith joins former Cowboys Daniel Cormier and Kyle Crutchmer at AKA



Former Cowboy All American Jacobe Smith has made his foray into MMA official as he’s now signed with Zinkin MMA.

Smith made the announcement on social media that he’s joining Zinkin and on his way to AKA where other former Cowboys Daniel Cormier and Kyle Crutchmer already train. American Kickboxing Academy is widely viewed as one of the most successful MMA academies out there.

Here’s what the Zinkin website says about its fighters.

Zinkin Entertainment and Sports Managment is known for identifying young athletes “that have what it takes” to become successful professional MMA fighters. Unlike most other management firms in the industry, Zinkin is willing and able to invest in its athletes to develop the necessary talents required to successfully compete and reach the pinnacle of the professional MMA arena.

Zinkin has recruited and trained many fighters from the colligate and amateur ranks into champion level professional fighters including Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier.

A critical component of any professional fighter’s development is top level training. Zinkin is closely affiliated with the world famous American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, CA. Trainers at AKA include a host of renowned martial experts including Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Leandro Vieira, Derek Yuen, Javier Mendez, Andy Fong and Zinkin’s Bob Cook. Within AKA, a host of necessary disciplines and training techniques are taught.


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