05 Apr UFC Fighter Has A Message For President Obama About College Wrestling
Clay Guida won his featherweight bout at @UFC Fight Night today by unanimous decision over Robbie Peralta. Draws Global attention yesterday as Guida shouted out to President Obama ( @BarackObama ) to “don’t forget wrestling.” @clayguida
Guida’s implication that Obama be held responsible for the slow demise of college wrestling—a feeder sport for many MMA fighters. While President Obama may be on the Golf Course.
The Longest living sport in the Olympics.
When the First Modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896, Greco-Roman wrestling was introduced as an Olympic discipline. After not being featured in the 1900 Olympics, sport wrestling was seen again in 1904 in St. Louis; this time in freestyle competition. Since then, Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling have both been featured (with women’s freestyle added in the Summer Olympics of 2004).
During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, when American wrestler, Dan Gable, won the gold medal without giving up a single point! This is greatest Olympic performances of all time. @dannygable
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” ~ Dan Gable
“I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.” ~ Socrates