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Olympic Wrestling Petition to U.S. Senate

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Change.org is hosting a petition regarding Olympic Wrestling's removal from the Summer Games by the IOC starting in 2020. The petition can be presented to the US Senate, but needs 15000 signatures. At the time of writing 2760 signatures are needed. If you wish to help the future of Olympic Wrestling, this is one way you can do so. Sign the Petition at Change.org (click)

INSANE Uchi Mata from Abigel Joo (Hun) Oh Yeah She Only Had One Leg. Her Right Leg Was Hurt!

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INSANE Uchi Mata from Abigel Joo (Hun) Oh Yeah She Only Had One Leg. Her Right Leg Was Hurt!

Dana White says he will support a move for mixed martial arts to be entered as an Olympic...

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Dana White says he will support a move for mixed martial arts to be entered as an Olympic sport: ''It would be a huge benefit to us if mixed martial arts became an Olympic sport. It would create instant awareness around the world, and it would be huge,'' White told the Herald. ''I would support it 100 per cent. I personally am not out there trying to get mixed martial arts as an Olympic sport - I got enough to do, somebody else can figure that out - but if it popped and they said, 'Yes, we're thinking about it,' I would go guns ablazing and try to make it happen. It would change the game forever.'' HT: smh.com.au (via mmamania.com)

Georges St. Pierre mulling Olympic run after Hardy fight; would vacate welterweight title: "Right...

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Georges St. Pierre mulling Olympic run after Hardy fight; would vacate welterweight title: "Right now I don't think my wrestling is good enough to be at an Olympic level," St-Pierre said at today's media gathering. "The takedowns that I use for mixed martial arts and the takedowns that are used in Olympic wrestling are totally different. The setup is different. It's a different sport. "I'm a good wrestler, but to [compete in the Olympics], I would have to focus on wrestling and dedicate myself 100 percent for a period of time. I would not take my retirement now, but if I decide to do it, I would have to dedicate myself 100 percent I would say for a year-and-a-half or so." "There is a lot of positive and negative about it," St-Pierre said. "The negative is my income. I won't have as much income as I would if I keep my career. It would diminish dramatically. That's the first thing. The second thing is I would have to give up my title, of course. I would have to stay away from mixed martial arts for at least a year-and-a-half because I need to qualify." "The positive thing about it is I'm not a poor guy right now," St-Pierre said. "I've got good money, and I'm the kind of person that everything I do in life, it's an experience. I like challenges, and I would not like the fact that when I get older, around 60 years old, I think about it and tell myself, 'Oh, I had the opportunity to do it. Maybe I could have done it. I don't know; I didn't try.' This would make me sad. "I have a decision to make, but I don't know if I'm ready to do it," St-Pierre said. "I just need to think about it right now." HT: MMA Junkie

Olympic Wrestler Daniel Cormier Signs With Strikeforce Daniel Cormier, the two-time Olympic...

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Olympic Wrestler Daniel Cormier Signs With Strikeforce Daniel Cormier, the two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time senior national champion freestyle wrestler, will make his mixed martial arts debut on the September 25 Strikeforce Challengers card at the SpiritBank Events Center in Bixby, Okla. Strikeforce officials would not confirm nor deny Cormier's involvement on the upcoming card. As of Thursday, no opponent has been signed to face the MMA rookie. Cormier had a 117-10 record at Oklahoma State University. The 30-year-old finished fourth in the 2004 Olympic games in freestyle wrestling, but was forced to withdraw early from the 2008 Games after suffering from severe dehydration.
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