UFC flyweight Henry Cejudo is quickly making a name for himself in MMA after becoming won of the worlds best amateur wrestlers, including a gold medal in in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Olympic games. Cejudo (8-0) is (2-0) under the UFC banner and will be taking on Chico Camus (14-5, 1NC) at UFC 188 … Read more
Efforts to save Olympic wrestling are paying off. However, the fight is not over. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today following a vote in St. Petersburg, Russia that wrestling was in a group of three sports selected as candidates for the final provisional sport spot in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
The Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) and USA Wrestling are working with no less than 20 state governments in the United States to pass a series of resolutions asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider its recommendation to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. This is the latest in a series of unprecedented moves by officials around the world to voice support for the re-institution of the sport to The Games.
On Tuesday, news broke that the International Olympic Committee had dropped wrestling, one of the most ancient Olympic sports, from the Summer Games. Wrestling and MMA have always shared an odd-yet-symbiotic relationship. The development will certainly change the MMA landscape, but the question is: How?