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Shiraz123 last won the day on September 3 2017

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  1. Shiraz123

    Takuto Otoguro

    Hopefully Otoguru holds the weight for a while. If not that then I hope he wins the gold in Tokyo.
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    Very sad news Cletus Tucker

    RIP brother if true. Some of the lowlifes on this board who gave him a lot of abuse have a lot to think about. One of the smartest and kindest people I knew from wrestling. RIP ol' cletus.
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    Iran Wrestling News

    Nothing changed, they will still forfeit the match. This goes beyond the wrestling federation all the way to the top of the corrupt Islamic Republic, who do not care about wrestling. However now the IOC is aware of it and I believe Iran will be punished more severely than what happened last time (Karimi banned for 6 months and his coach for 2 years). It didn't happen this year but it's inevitable (unless UWW starts fixing the brackets to avoid controversy) that they will draw Israel again at some point.
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    Iran Wrestling News

    Yes he quit once again, this time due to the poor financial resources available to the wrestling federation. I don't think he will come back this time. He quit a few months ago over the Karimi - Israel thing but then was convinced to come back. Now he quit again and after the news came out a lot of others also resigned, not only in FS but even the GR coaches are gone and also the entire technical committee. If the financial and training conditions are as poor as they say I doubt anyone else will be able to do much better. Maybe some wrestlers who were not friendly wth Khadem will be used more but not much other than that.
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    Iran Wrestling News

    Yes he won trials. Unfortunately after these poor results everyone is laughing at Iran wrestling. Due to this I will no longer be able to support them. From now on I will support either the USA or Russia.
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    Iran Wrestling News

    He has become completely exhausted wrestling with Taylor both times they have wrestled now. Ok first when he lost in Iran the first time you could say he just came up to 86, but now he is at 86 for 2 years and his conditioning is a strength against literally everyone else. If his conditioning was failing in the last minute or something then you have some hope that he can hold on or manage the match better, but he literally gets completely exhausted after 2 minutes. I don't see how he's going to improve his conditioning that much, considering his conditioning is already one of the best in the sport. It's like asking an Olympic champion weightlifter with already elite strength to add 20kg to his clean and jerk. I hope i'm wrong but I doubt it. Btw I don't think it was a technical issue. He was throwing Taylor around when he was fresh. It is a bit like the opposite of the Gedeuv Olympic final, where Gedeuv was technically superior to Hassan and was dominating the match but then faded.
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    World Champs vs MMA Champ

    They'd just get submitted, assuming they don't get knocked out. Anyone who is good enough at MMA (even fighters with a striking background) to become the champion of any major organisation would be competent enough on the ground to submit a freestyle wrestler with no submission grappling knowledge. The ground game in MMA and wrestling are totally different. All these top FS guys could and have done well in MMA but you have to actually take the time to learn MMA.
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    Who do you have next time? Let's bet on it.

    He has gone up 3 weights but It's probably not accurate to say he gained 16kg just like saying Sadulaev gained 11kg is not accurate, since he obviously does not cut weight to make 97 and didn't weigh exactly 86. To say he gained 16kg is assuming Yazdani cut 0 weight to wrestle at 70 and 74 and now weighs exactly 86, which is obviously not the case. I wonder how much he actually gained. I remember reading at one point that he was walking around at roughly 80kg (this was after his last tournament at 70), and I know for a fact that a few months after the Olympics when he decided to wrestle at 86 he weighed 83kg. And if you look at his pictures from the Olympics it's obvious from his face he'd been cutting weight. I'd guess he weighs around 87-88kg at the absolute most now. No way he has any kind of serious cut to 86. I think the cardio gap is just too big. Sadulaev got tired at the end and lost by 1 point. It was easy to see him making that up. Yazdani has not been able to wrestle with this guy for more than 2-3 minutes and was completely out of it in the second period for 2 matches in a row now. Maybe he beats him and i'm wrong but I see no reason to actually pick him. Anyway the Iranian coaches have a poor track record of reversing losses once a foreign athlete gets a winning streak over their guys.
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    Who do you have next time? Let's bet on it.

    No reason to think Yazdani beats Taylor in a rematch. I am Iranian but let's be realistic, he could barely even stand up after the match. He is going to improve his conditioning that much? He had nothing for Taylor after just 3 minutes and has lost the same way to him twice now. I can guarantee he's already giving everything he has in training. Actually a lot of this stuff in terms of lung capacity and cardio is largely genetics. He's superior to most of his opponents in this regard, but not when it comes to Taylor. I remember Esmailpour always used to beat Americans the same way. Give up a lot of points in the first period and then his cardio would beat them in the second and he'd win. The Americans never figured it out and they probably have the best conditioning in general. Yazdani has fully adapted to 86 by now. He has not even had a hard match outside of the the 2 with Taylor. I don't see Snyder beating Sadulaev. Sadulaev made the harder side of the bracket look like a joke, he destroyed everyone while Snyder had a tougher time in the easy side of the bracket and then he destroyed Snyder in the final. He lost to Snyder by 1 point in his second tournament at 97 but even Americans have to admit that Sadulaev is a way better wrestler than Snyder, the only question was if Snyder's size, strength and conditioning would able to overcome that. Crazy that Sadulaev has essentialy become a dominant force at 3 weights from 86 and 92 to 97! Sucks for Snyder that he came around at the same time as Sadulaev because it probably means he will be receiving silver and bronze medals for a long time.
  10. Some of them are good enough to make the team for Russia, not sure how the exact process is that they end up wrestling for other countries. Sharifov was winning world and olympic golds for Azerbaijan in a time when Russia couldn't even get on the podium at 84. That 66kg who won the 2007 world gold and 2008 olympic gold for Turkey, I can't remember his name.
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    Sadulaev by pin little over a minute

    Sadulaev had a daughter born a few days ago. What a week for him.
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    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    He lost close but it was obvious he has wrestling a far more skilled wrestler. He almost made up for it with cardio. Against Hasanov they were even.
  13. Shiraz123

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    Akbari got outclassed. He only had conditioning.
  14. Shiraz123

    Worlds Day 3 Thread

    Snyder is not the youngest. Sadulaev was 18.
  15. Shiraz123

    Congrats to Yowlys Bonne Rodríguez!

    These Cubans would be dominating wrestling if they had even close to the same conditions as others. Where else will you find an athlete who can do the things Bonne can at age 35? His balance when Rashidov almost had a takedown on him in the second period was insane. Look at Romero in the UFC, it's crazy. We are all very lucky they train in poverty.