Found February 13, 2013 on
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With the Olympic Committee’s decision Tuesday afternoon to remove the sport of wrestling from the Olympic games starting at the 2020 games, combat sports fans and athletes have expressed their anger and disappointment at the IOC’s decision and have taken to social media outlets to express their opinions on the matter. UFC light-heavyweight title challenger and ‘UFC Tonight’ co-host Chael Sonnen blasted the committee on yesterday’s broadcast as only he could.
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On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee made the decision to drop the sport of wrestling from the Olympics, effective in 2020. As you might expect, current and past Olympic medalists in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling are infuriated by the news. So is Chael Sonnen. Sonnen, as you likely know, is currently a UFC star who holds a 27-12 record in his mixed martial arts career...
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Chael lays into the Olympic committee for dropping wrestling from the games and gives us an interesting bit of information. If wrestling is truly funded by the US Olympic Committee then this will ultimately effect the sport at all levels. Lets hope that the IOC comes to their senses and puts wrestling back in the games.
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