Fighter Simpson to become a Gladiator

Mixed martial artists continue to branch out to other opportunities both on television and in athletics. The latest fighter to step into a new competitive arena is Arizona Combat Sports fighter Aaron Simpson, who will be featured on the current season of "American Gladiators" on NBC.

Simpson was an assistant coach at Arizona State University training alongside future MMA standouts such as Cain Velasquez, C.B. Dollaway and Ryan Bader. Arizona State on Tuesday announced the discontinuation of its wrestling program.

Currently, Simpson sports a 2-0 record in professional MMA. He will look to make his mark in the American Gladiators competition this season along with his wife, Kendra Sirignano, who will compete in the women's division.

Since leaving Arizona State, Simpson has continued to coach wrestling while working with his former students at the Arizona Combat Sports team with head trainers Todd and Trevor Lally.

The current season of American Gladiators debuted on Monday, May 12 on NBC. It can be seen every Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

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