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Championship and Accomplishments[]

Collegiate Wrestling[]

  • Big Ten Conference
    • Big Ten Conference Championship (1999, 2000)
    • Ranked the #1 Heavyweight in the Big Ten Conference (2000)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
    • NCAA Division I runner-up (1999)
    • NCAA Division I Championship (2000)
  • North Dakota State University's annual Bison tournament
    • Heavyweight Championship (1997–1999)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
    • NJCAA All-American (1997, 1998)
    • Junior College National Championship (1998)

Mixed Martial Arts[]

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Submission of the Night (1 time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards
    • Best Box Office Draw (2008, 2009)
    • MMA Most Valuable Fighter (2008, 2009)
  • Sherdog Awards
    • Beatdown of the Year (2009)
  • Fighter's Only World MMA Awards
    • Breakthrough fighter of the year (2009)

Professional Wrestling[]

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • IWPG Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Inoki Genome Federation
    • IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Matt Borske
    • PWI Match of the Year (2003) vs. Matt Borske – a 60 minute IronMan Match on Fusion!, September 16
    • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2002)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (2002)
    • PWI ranked him #1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2003
  • International Wrestling Entertainment
    • [[IWE Championship (3 times)
    • King of the Ring (2002)
    • Royal Rumble (2003)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards
    • Best Brawler (2003)
    • Best Wrestling Maneuver (2002) F-5
    • Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Kurt Angle
    • Most Improved Wrestling (2002, 2003)
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