From Jordan Burroughs blog.
Jordan Burroughs has probably been asked this question a million times since many assume it is inevitable for wrestling stars to attempt MMA. But Burroughs gives some insightful analysis as to why he's kept his passion for wrestling despite the lure of riches in the MMA. Jordan Burroughs wrestles because not only is that where his passion lies but that is his specialty. Many MMA fighters have more varied, master-of-none but jack-of-all-trades type abilities.
More from Burroughs below on his decision to continue wrestling.
"I am a wrestler at heart, always have been and always will be. I began wrestling when I was five years old. I am 25. I have put 20 years into perfecting my craft. Wrestling is my passion. Why would I leave my domain to step into someone else's? MMA guys are more than welcome to strap on a pair of wrestling shoes and compete in the US Open, or next year's World Team Trials. I've had my ups and downs. Injuries. Losses. Wins. Times I've I wanted to quit. But at the end of the day, wrestling is my favorite sport in the world. I have made countless sacrifices and commitments to become the best in the world. Anyone who doesn't respect my decision to pursue wrestling and stay out of the cage, fine, I can live with that. I get to wake up every morning and do what I love, and be pretty darn good at it. I don't have anything to prove to anyone by stepping in the cage. If people still need to see me fight to prove how tough or athletic I am, I think they will always be doubtful of my ability, no matter what I accomplish. "