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Olympians in MMA

Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist for Team USA

Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist for Team USA in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, poses for photos in advance of her Strikeforce women's bantamweight title shot against champion Miesha Tate on March 3, 2012. Credit: Austin Hargrave, Hilton Media Group for SHOWTIME

We are now officially one month away from the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

As the Games approach, expect to hear MMA executives mention how they think mixed martial arts should be an Olympic sport. Debate that on your own time.

For now, here's a look at former U.S. Olympians who turned their athletic endeavors into an MMA career.

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