Sep 29, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 57

The gang talks about the ridiculous/fake rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. They also talk about the UFC cutting Yushin Okami and what it means for the promotion's future. They also talk about Bellator for quite a bit. Honestly, if you like Bellator, this was the episode for you. Also, GTA and football talk. It was one of those weeks folks.

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Sep 23, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 56

The gang talks about Jones v. Gustafsson AKA the greatest light heavyweight title fight in UFC history. They break down the technical aspects of the fight and try to figure out the best course of action for both fighters going forward. They talk about the rest of UFC 165 too, but to be honest, Jones v. Gus was (rightfully) given the vast majority of their attention. Also, feelings are hurt!

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Sep 16, 2013

It's MMAzing Radio - Episode 55

The gang talks about UFC 164, UFC Fight Night: Condit v. Kampmann, and UFC Fight Night: Teixei... look, there were a lot of fights. They talked about the ones that didn't suck. They also discuss BJ Penn's move to 145 and his fight with Frankie Edgar. Finally, they preview this Saturday's UFC 165: Jones v. Kid Sweden (I just made that up, give me credit if you steal it) card.

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Sep 8, 2013

Breaking News: Wrestling Reinstated for the 2020 Olympics

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As long as there has been an Olympics, there has been wrestling.  During the ancient Olympiads, wrestlers fought naked covered in olive oil.  And while I wonder why I knew this knowledge offhand this shows how long the history of this noble sport spans.  Which was why it was such a shock for the International Olympic Committee to cut wrestling back in February.

It seemed that wrestling would follow the same path as some other sports which lost their Olympic stature such as Polo, Lacrosse, Golf and Tug of War(seriously Tug of War was an Olympic sport).  What followed in the subsequent months was an uproar from the wrestling and MMA(of whom many were former wrestlers in college or the Olympics) community to keep wrestling in.  Seven months after being cut the IOC has performed an about face, winning reinstatement, beating out squash and baseball/softball.  Considering wrestling's mass appeal in large parts of Asia, eastern Europe and in schools and colleges here it's amazing to think it was cut at all.  I guess you can't keep a good sport on the mat (Ba dum tss).