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5 Reasons Olympic Wrestling's Demise Won't Open the Door for MMA
The MMA world was up in arms shortly after news broke of the International Olympic Committee's decision to boot wrestling after the 2016 Games in Brazil. One person, however, saw this as an opportunity. That person was UFC President Dana White and, even though his feelings on the issue were ripped by some famous past and present wrestlers, fans found a silver lining in all this and were, once again, teased with the idea of seeing their favorite sport in the Olympics.
As exciting as the idea sounds, nobody should get especially excited. There is no way that MMA gets into the Olympics at any point in the near future.
Looking at recent trends in IOC decision-making, the format it uses in other combat sports and past MMA tournaments, you can see why it would look elsewhere when considering what other sports to add.
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