Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis trained with Conor McGregor

Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis trained with Conor McGregor

Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling Helen Maroulis trained with Conor McGregor for possible MMA debut

If you don’t know who Helen Maroulis is, let’s take a brief crash course.  She’s a four time Olympic freestyle wrestling champion. Helen won gold in 2004, 2008, 2012 and again in 2016 in Rio.  She is an amazing athlete and is the most decorated American freestyle female wrestler ever.

Maroulis recently spoke with TMZ about heading to Ireland and doing some training with Conor McGregor.  She spoke about how much she learned about wrestling against the fence and training inside a cage.  Helen has been quoted as saying she’s open to an MMA career and this might have jump started her in that direction.

Helen spoke very kindly of Conor respecting his work ethic and noting he had a “good head on his shoulders.”  Check out the video below.