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  1. MMA - Betting UFC 170 Rousey vs. McMann

    John Candido

    FightMetric's Rami Grenauer looks at where the betting value lies in UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  2. 2008 Olympic wrestlers still perfect in MMA

    Josh Gross

    CARSON, Calif. -- Drip. Drip. Red droplets won't stop falling from Steve Mocco's nose. "It's been bleeding for a while," he said, not needing to be asked before saying something. "You just tap it and it starts bleeding." Drip. Drip. The p...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  3. Olympic wrestling supporters seek new ally

    Josh Gross

    With the clock ticking towards zero regarding wrestling's place as part of the Olympic program, all hands are on deck. "No one should be deceived into thinking it's going to be easy," Bill Scherr, chairman of the Committee to Preserve Olympic Wres...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. Wrestling officials turn to MMA in fight for Olympic spot

    Wrestling officials are seeking to learn from mixed martial arts as they fight for Olympic Games survival.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  5. Watch: Dan Henderson on Olympics and wrestling

    ESPN.com

    UFC light heavyweight and former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson talks about the impact the loss of Olympic wrestling will have on MMA, and beyond....

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Olympians applying skills to new arena -- the MMA cage

    Brett Okamoto

    Rhadi Ferguson and Daniel Cormier have been to the top of the mountain -- Mt. Olympus, that is. So for the former Olympic judoka and wrestler, a career in MMA is just the next challenge, not a daunting one.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  7. With MMA, UFC influence spilling over to wrestling, are Olympics ...

    Jay Weiner

    With the Olympic trials set to get under way this week, wrestling -- once two hairy guys swatting, tackling and throwing each other on a mat in an echoey gym -- is changing, and purposely so.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2008
  8. USA Wrestling tabs Olympian Matt Lindland as Greco-Roman coach

    USA Wrestling has hired Olympic silver medalist and former mixed martial arts star Matt Lindland as its new Greco-Roman coach.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  9. UFC 170 by the numbers

    Andrew Davis

    The face of women's MMA returns for her third title defense when "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey faces Sara McMann on Saturday. McMann won an Olympic silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Athens Games, while Rousey won an Olympic bronze medal in judo ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  10. Cejudo's MMA road already hitting bumps

    Josh Gross

    Olympic champion Henry Cejudo planned for a smooth and quiet transition from amateur wrestling to professional mixed martial arts. But stepping into his fourth fight after three months as a pro, Cejudo's manager is threatening to pull the 2008 gol...

    Blog | May 05, 2013
  11. Gold medal wrestler Blatnick dies at 55

    Franklin McNeil

    Jeff Blatnick, who won a gold medal for the United States at the 1984 Olympic Games in Greco-Roman wrestling, died Wednesday due to complications stemming from heart surgery. The Niskayuna, N.Y., native died at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He w...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Confident Jordan Burroughs gets his gold ...

    Wayne Drehs

    Jordan Burroughs wasn't shy about telling people he'd win gold; after all, his Twitter handle is @alliseeisgold. Well, he got the job done, wrestling his way to his goal -- and gold.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  13. Olympics - Five Olympians who could be future MMA fighters

    T.R. Foley

    Tim Foley says Ellis Coleman and Steve Lopez are two of several Olympians who could be headed for MMA after their Olympic careers are over.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  14. Colorado wrestling promoter endorsing MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Amateur wrestling, which had its first major North American presence in MMA with Dan Severn's 1994 UFC debut, has long been a very rough way to make a living: There just isn't much of one unless you get an Olympic medal and some endorsement...

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  15. Mixing martial arts: Colorado wrestling promoter endorsing MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Amateur wrestling, which had its first major North American presence in MMA with Dan Severn's 1994 UFC debut, has long been a very rough way to make a living: There just isn't much of one unless you get an Olympic medal and some endorsements. (This o...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2009
  16. Boardroom Brawlers III: Matt Lindland hits it big

    Jake Rossen

    The third in a five-part series examining athletes who decided to promote their own fights. Because, hey, why watch someone else make all the money? Matt Lindland Resume: 2000 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and 12-ye...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2009