Chokehold Cop Daniel Pantaleo Starts Training for MMA Today
New York, NY. As promised, chokehold cop Daniel Pantaleo has started preparing for competitive mixed martial arts. A grand jury decided on Wednesday not to indict Pantaleo for a chokeholding incident which resulted in a man's death in July.
Pantaleo was an MMA hopeful in his college years and promised that if he were to be allowed his freedom he would get back into the octagon. At a press conference in October, Pantaleo said "If I'm blessed with another opportuniy to live out my dreams and fight again, I will". Pantaleo expressed remorse for the death of Eric
Garner saying "I wish well for Garner's family, I have nothing but regret, apologies and prayers for them. Garner's widow rejected Daniel Pantaleo's apology saying "So there’s nothing that him or his prayers or anything else will make me feel any different. No, I don’t accept his apology. No, I can care less about his condolences. He’s still working, still getting a paycheck, still feeding his kids when my husband is six feet under and I’m looking for a way to feed my kids now,” The 30-year old Pantaleo specializes in Muay Thai and studied Sanshou for several years. He fought with the Cage Fury promotion in the mid 2000's where he had a record of 20-7. Pantaleo has an endorsement deal with FORM Athletic Apparel