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2/12/13 11:58 PM
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MMA reacts to removing wrestling from Olympics

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Cung Le: If I did not start wrestling in Jr High & high school I would of got into trouble! Lets change this & make a Difference http://j.mp/V3dE6g

Matt Hughes: How do you tear one sport down to try and build another up? #stupid @SSbtown1982

Pat Miletech: There has been a push to get MMA in the Olympics, but at the cost of the greatest sport of wrestling? No f'ing way!

Jon Jones: Supposedly wrestling has been dropped from the Olympics!?!?? Someone please tell me that's not true

Urijah Faber: Wow the IOC dropped Wrestling from the Olympics?? Some BS!!!!

Benson Henderson: #SaveOlympicWrestling All other sports are gr8 and gives back to the athlete but no other sport on this planet gives u what WRESTLING does

Kenny Florian: Wrestling = discipline, fun, focus, learning, overcoming obstacles. Kids need this more than ever & they need goals! #SaveOlympicWrestling

Daniel Cormier: Unbelievable! What do u tell the kids on my youth team who want nothing more than to be like Jordan Burroughs! #saveolympicwrestling

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2/13/13 12:03 AM
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Matt Phillips: It's fucking bullshit

2/13/13 12:09 AM
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Clarence Parents: Shit's weak!
2/13/13 12:13 AM
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Chris: Worst decision I've heard about anything ever.

2/13/13 12:15 AM
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Poindexter; retardation from the IOC. Phone Post
2/13/13 12:18 AM
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Cross3d: drop the IOC committee before you drop wrestling Phone Post
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2/13/13 12:25 AM
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Fuck. This is one of the few sports Canadians have ever won a god damn medal in. Thank you Dan igali.


Get beach volleyball the fuck outta there.
Get the nba and NHL Allstars out of the damn Olympics too.

How about equestrian. They need to have the fucking horse on the podium and give him the medal instead of the talentless midget that just kicked him in the ribs for 5 minutes.

I have never wrestled, get bored with too much wrestling in an mma fight and don't really watch it in the Olympics.

That said it is a much more worthy of being in the Olympics than just about anything else.
Its like running swimming jumping, it's about as pure a sport as there is

This is a shame Phone Post
2/13/13 12:26 AM
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ThatKickDidntHurooooooohhhhhhhh: Fuck this.  Fuck the Olympics.  Fuck the IOC.  Fuck Greece.  Fuck Michael Phelps.  Fuck synchronized swimming.  

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Forrest Spliffn -  Fuck. This is one of the few sports Canadians have ever won a god damn medal in. Thank you Dan igali.


Get beach volleyball the fuck outta there.
Get the nba and NHL Allstars out of the damn Olympics too.

How about equestrian. They need to have the fucking horse on the podium and give him the medal instead of the talentless midget that just kicked him in the ribs for 5 minutes.

I have never wrestled, get bored with too much wrestling in an mma fight and don't really watch it in the Olympics.

That said it is a much more worthy of being in the Olympics than just about anything else.
Its like running swimming jumping, it's about as pure a sport as there is

This is a shame Phone Post

NHL players in the Olympics is excellent.

2/13/13 12:32 AM
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Really?!?! The 1 sport that the olympics was created for???? This is bogus.
2/13/13 12:34 AM
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Is the Worlds not enough of a training incentive / does the Olympics have some sort of additional cachet over the worlds?
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http://t.co/tr2JJ4xe

Official White house petition.
2/13/13 12:40 AM
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JSho - Is the Worlds not enough of a training incentive / does the Olympics have some sort of additional cachet over the worlds?

Yes. It's the most prestigious medal an amateur can win. Always has been.
2/13/13 2:05 AM
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da Vinci 81 - 
JSho - Is the Worlds not enough of a training incentive / does the Olympics have some sort of additional cachet over the worlds?

Yes. It's the most prestigious medal an amateur can win. Always has been.

Olympics is once every four years.  World Championships are every non-Olympic year. 

It is also harder to get to the Olympics.  A country must qualify for one of 19 spots in a weight class for the Olympics.  The World Championships does not have that criteria and the brackets are larger.

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Chris: Worst decision I've heard about anything ever.


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Sorry Stevo!... Maybe he'll make the MMA Olympic team?
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Vincanni - http://t.co/tr2JJ4xe

Official White house petition.

Do it!!

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2/13/13 1:58 PM
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Man, that sucks.
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They have fucking walking still, but no wrestling. I seriously am over the fucking Olympics, fuck em. Phone Post
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And what exactly is the white house supposed to do about this? Phone Post
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Sad...

Countries in Eastern Europe, Central & North Asia, North America, and parts of the Mid-East should ban together to protest.

For wrestling, the Olympics is sort of the pinacle of the sport.

As the World Cup is to soccer/football.

As the Super Bowl is to American Football.
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Sad...

Countries in Eastern Europe, Central & North Asia, North America, and parts of the Mid-East should ban together to protest.

For wrestling, the Olympics is sort of the pinacle of the sport.

As the World Cup is to soccer/football.

As the Super Bowl is to American Football.
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ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh -
Forrest Spliffn -  Fuck. This is one of the few sports Canadians have ever won a god damn medal in. Thank you Dan igali.


Get beach volleyball the fuck outta there.
Get the nba and NHL Allstars out of the damn Olympics too.

How about equestrian. They need to have the fucking horse on the podium and give him the medal instead of the talentless midget that just kicked him in the ribs for 5 minutes.

I have never wrestled, get bored with too much wrestling in an mma fight and don't really watch it in the Olympics.

That said it is a much more worthy of being in the Olympics than just about anything else.
Its like running swimming jumping, it's about as pure a sport as there is

This is a shame Phone Post

NHL players in the Olympics is excellent.

Lol just no. It's stupid. These guys already make millions and wipe up the countries with few NHL players.

Once you turn pro at boxing or figure skating you can't enter the Olympics.

Even FIFA keeps pros to under a certain age for the Olympics.

Why? Because its corny to have millionaire pros beat the shit out of dudes that need to hold down regular jobs.

Even the tennis pros need to fuck off. Phone Post