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UFC Joins the Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling, Calls on Bellator and Viacom for Cooperation

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When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in February to cut wrestling from the Olympic Games starting in 2020, the decision sent shock waves not only through the wrestling community, but throughout the sports world; perhaps none more so than the mixed martial arts community.

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Post #1   4/10/13 3:36:01PM   

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A worthy cause.

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Post #2   4/10/13 5:38:47PM   

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something has to be done. im not sure if all this will change their minds about cutting Olympic wrestling.

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Post #3   4/10/13 8:25:20PM   

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I find this move somewhat surprising from the UFC.

They stand to gain by Wrestling being pulled from the games as they would provide the most logical alternative to collegiate wrestlers planning their next move after school.

I'm happy to see they're not thinking selfishly.

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Man, I was driving home from work today through some small ass hick Canadian town and there was a sign on a letter board of a small mom and pop burger shop saying "save Olympic wrestling" These are the everyday people who give a damn.

There wouldn't be a sign for discus, or steeplechase, or dressage...speed walking.....synchronized diving....synchronized swimming......

Post #5   4/10/13 11:34:32PM   

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gotta love this.

Post #6   4/11/13 12:02:57AM   

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Hell yeah!!

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Good to see Zuffa giving a damn. Like Flashy said, they stand to benifit from it but yet still wanna save it. I think Bellator should join suit and put some real heat on the IOC

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Post #8   4/11/13 1:00:12AM