Top potential and former Division II collegiate wrestling standout Deron Winn is bringing his talents to the UFC.
Winn declared the signing on Thursday via Twitter.
My name is Deron Winn.
Joyful to declare I only signed together using the major leagues! pic.twitter.com/rELQF7bJsK
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) December 20, 2018
A three-time Division II All-American wrestler and former Olympic hopeful, Winn was a top notch wrestler his whole lifetime before finally earning the transition to mixed martial arts in 2017.
Winn is considered the protégé of current two division UFC champion Daniel Cormier, who has counted him among his own teammates and training partners for many years.
Winn is currently 5-0 in his career using his highest profile success coming in his most recent fight at which he performed UFC veteran Tom Lawlor over three rounds at the inaugural Golden Boy MMA show in California.
Now Winn will join the UFC roster where he hopes to compete as a middle weight when he debuts in 20-19.