Wrestling in MMA: MMA Tete-A-Tete with Michael Riordan on UFC 154 GSP vs. Condit, Jones vs. Sonnen, more

Kid Nate and wrestling coach Mike Riordan talk about wrestling in MMA, Georges St. Pierre vs Carlos Condit at UFC 154, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen and Dake vs Taylor in a new edition of the MMA Tete-A-Tete.

I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. Bloody Elbow's own in-house wrestling expert Coach Michael Riordan joins me for this edition.

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Topics covered include:

  • Last weekend's epic Kyle Dake vs David Taylor rematch. Coach Mike was there for the match and tells us about it and why he doesn't expect to see either man pursue an MMA career.
  • The return of the man we both consider the best wrestler in MMA: Georges St. Pierre against Carlos Condit at UFC 154. How GSP's ACL injury may impact his take down game, why GSP pisses off Coach Mike and guard passing vs. ground and pound from inside the guard.
  • Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen: their various collegiate and Olympic wrestling credentials, whether or not Chael has any chance of winning the take down battle with Jones and the fight.
  • Daniel Cormier: can he become a UFC heavyweight champ? Can he beat Jon Jones? Junior dos Santos? His issues cutting weight and what happened to him at the 2008 Olympics.
We also touch on a number of other topics, folkstyle vs free style, Ben Askren, Team Takedown, Bubba Jenkins, and more. Enjoy!

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