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Posts posted by Shiraz123

  1. 17 hours ago, wrestfan said:

    seven actually, he was on Junior Worlds team for 2013 too. teched everybody before running into Israel in the semis. and you know the rest of the story.

    Yes, Valiev ended up winning junior worlds that year. Karimi finally got to wrestle and beat him 10 - 0 in the tournament in Armenia shortly before the 2016 Olympics 

  2. 13 hours ago, Husker_Du said:

    I will always root for Karimi (unless against U.S.).

    he's a very very good, very consistent, high level results and yet he can never do anything to make the Iranian fans happy haha. 

     He is very good, I just think he got caught in a tough spot for these Olympics

  3. 42 minutes ago, ShakaAloha said:

    Who does he have a better chance of beating, Yazdani at 86 or Mohammadian at 97?  I think Yazdani's spot at 86 is all but guaranteed. 

    hmmmmm... not sure lol. He already lost a one sided match to Yazdani in 2017 trials, so at least you could say Mohammadian hasn't wrestled him yet. I think his chances are very low either way. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, irani said:

    Love the link.  I am doing to do what I hate, which is go on a tangent completely unrelated to this thread.

    I enjoyed watching Karimi's physical therapy video.  I would say he is very close to 100%.  Interesting that they refer to him as a 97 Kg wrestler.

    Yes he has decided to go 97. Interesting choice because if he wanted he could have stayed at 86, even with 2 day weigh in. He was not cutting weight back at 86. Obviously he really doesn't want to wrestle Hassan Yazdani. But this choice was made before Mohammadian did what he did in Italy, lol. 

  5. I don't think there is much chance of it happening at all, Russia has influence in UWW but they can't force these countries to send teams. I also wonder why Russia wants it to to happen so bad, their national tournament was just delayed for 20 days due to corona. Even if UWW is able to host tournaments again then they should prioritise the Olympic qualifier tournaments over a world championship.



  6. 9 minutes ago, Plasmodium said:

    Did you remember his post wedding pics?  He was more than a biscuit over 86

    I didn't see those lol. I'm guessing he just got fat? Doesn't mean with some time and training he couldn't make 86 and do well with the previous day weigh in. But I understand, after he won the Olympics he was invited to a lot of ceremonies, got married and spent some time away from training and then kind of rushed into the world championships. 

  7. 43 minutes ago, hammerlockthree said:

    I think the idea that Sad ran from chariti or chased a challenge are both equally ridiculous.

    You don't think he could have stayed at 86 even with day before weigh in? Remember he left before they changed the weigh in rules. 

  8. 4 hours ago, nhs67 said:

    Why is nobody mentioning that it is odd that as soon as Yazdani went to 86 keggers, Sad went to 97?

    Lol actually some Iranian fans say this (implying he got scared and went up). I think Sadulaev went 97 for the challenge, personally. I really don't think he was too big of an 86.  What is he, like 5'9? 

  9. 2 hours ago, hammerlockthree said:

    I don't think its clear by any means. He has wrestled at senior worlds 5 times, and all but 6 matches were match terminations in his favor. You referencing his olympic title as a 21 year old at a tough weight as a mark against him doesn't make much sense to me. 

    I think the difference between Sad and Yazdani is that Sad's loss is longer ago and has been avenged....but anyway this is a roundabout way of my saying I think Taylor might be the best on earth.....

    Not saying it as a mark against him really, just saying that Sadulaev has legit dominated 2 weight classes. Hassan was not  dominant at 74kg , he did have some very impressive accomplishments and obviously won the most important tournament but he did not dominate the weight class. When comparing p4p wrestlers that is important, which is why I think Sadulaev would still be the best p4p even if Yazdani had not lost to Taylor.  

  10. 8 hours ago, hammerlockthree said:

    I think Taylor's wins over Chariti give him a claim at P4P best. The knock on Chariti is that Taylor beats him, if Taylor doesn't exist isn't Chariti the best on earth or at least has a claim?


    No, I think Yazdani would be a clear p4p number 2 if he'd won the worlds in 2018 instead of losing to Taylor. Still behind Sadulaev as Sadulaev would have dominated both 86 and 97. Yazdani was only at 74 for less than a year and left as soon as he won the Olympic gold. 



    This guy has some interesting longer interviews with some current and past wrestlers (Talei, , Mohammadian, Zare and more) on his page. I only saw the Goleij and Talei ones so far, thought it would be interesting if you ever want something to watch. I'll just say don't watch the Goleij one lol because the connection is terrible they are mostly just asking if they can hear each other for 1 hour. Talei one was good, though. 

  12. 1 hour ago, wrestfan said:

    is there any way to watch the whole interview ? (or read it) I mean despite not being a flowrestling member


    I want to see it too. It's  interesting to see the different reactions to the way these two match up between Iranians fans and what Taylor felt being in the match. 


    Iranian fans generally say Yazdani is more technical but Taylor is physically stronger, Taylor says he is more technical but Yazdani is physically stronger. 

  13. Don't follow MMA too closely any more but from what I read it seems Jackson's MMA (where he trains) is considered a pretty bad camp right now. Had a losing record for years now. Might not be the best place for Pico in the long run considering his problems but i'm far from an MMA expert. 

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