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  1. From what I know he retired in 2020, but haven't heard anything about him popping for juicing. He seems pretty low-key, hard to find info on him. That said, he was an awesome wrestler, JB couldn't do anything with him in Rio.
  2. Sadulaev didn't wrestle at this tournament.
  3. This is not the Sotiev match, its already the semi-final. This is the Sotiev match: Just last month Sotiev - Jabrailov took place and Jabrailov won 4:2 barely. Great win for Snyder! Would have beaten Jabrailov handily IMO.
  4. Snyder giving a seminar in Sadulaev's wrestling school. Btw they asked Snyder if he plans similar reception for Sadulaev in USA and he said he has something in mind. So perhaps Sad visits the U.S. on a similar trip.
  5. He will be wrestling at the Umakahnov tournament, and the 97kg class starts on Friday. He is not wrestling Gadisov, they actually asked Gadisov and he said he is not in shape and doesn't train much. Gadisov btw, is a very cool guy, very articulate and he said in 1 interview, he thinks of himself as an average wrestler.
  6. Long press-conference 30 min for the tournament. Kyle starts around 15 min in. Dude in the middle is def. annoying.
  7. Jabrailov got sick so match with Snyder won't happen -- but there is some cup they participate in shortly after (Nolf, Snyder).
  8. Yes, I've seen other videos where Sad is practicing striking. It seems this comment of Sadulaev that most MMA fighters are failed wrestlers definitely annoyed some people there. But somehow Sad doesn't seem to think Khabib or Islam or others are great wrestlers, and he implies it, which definitely annoys MMA fans.
  9. Longer clips of the Sadulaev / Snyder meet-up in Moscow at the dinner table. They asked Snyder if he watches a movie called "Santa Barbara", or TV series, he looked thoroughly confused :)
  10. Right, to me he sounded like a person who is very familiar with MMA reporting and attending events, definitely yes. He is basically right in a way that wrestling can be improved a bit in terms of show-making, but definitely sounded a bit dismissive. And see the comments too, can be translated to English. In some sense, it is likely that wrestling can get more popularity if such Sad/Khabib or Sidakov/Makhachev match-ups are created.
  11. Sadulaev vs. Nurov: Sidakov vs. KAdimagomedov: Vlasov vs. Sadulaev warming up: Alrosa weigh-ins and Sadulaev interview: says he communicates with Snyder to show him around in Dagestan when he arrives now. Also, Snyder arrives in Moscow and has dinner with Sadulaev, Gatsalov, Rashidov and coaching staff:
  12. An interesting recent video related to the topic of this thread: basically what it is : - the Russian Wrestling Federation did more a show wrestling tournament this week and a journalist analyzed how it differs really from MMA shows like the UFC. - btw Sidakov beat Kadimagomedov handily, repeat of Olympic final. And Sadulaev beat Nurov 5:1. - Journalist says the wrestlers are much less friendly to questions than MMA fighters and that the shows are badly organized. He wanted to know how strong Sadulaev is but noone wanted to answer him. And also, how would Sidakov vs. Makhachev end in wrestling 5 min then grappling 5 min? or Sadulaev vs. Jon Jones? or Sadulaev vs. Oleinik in grappling? And why doesn't Sadulaev want to wrestle with MMA fighters? - Sadulaev at 8:24 says about wrestlers turned MMA fighters: basically he says "losers who failed at wanting to be wrestlers" seems semi-jokingly or not clear. Its quite clear Sad is annoyed with hearing about "the great wrestlers in MMA". - Gatsalov at 9:13 says he had offer to fight in the UFC but decided to focus on wrestling/coaching as he loves that and they kept asking him if he grappled to try it and he said but that he has not been subbed yet. They ask him also Makhachev vs. Sidakov to see the 5 min wrestling and 5 min grappling. And he says yes and that there will be future such match-ups happening for sure. - The whole thing says that wrestling federations/wrestlers are spoiled to rely on money from government and so on and not actually try to be entertaining for the media. - He wants wrestling to be more like a show and more open to the public like MMA.
  13. pa, I am mostly reflecting what I read. And btw yes one can ignore this match-up but these type of match-ups are definitely on the rise, for instance just yesterday Chimaev challenged DC to a wrestling match and Jones posted his practice with J'Den Cox. There we other such matches up like Gordon Ryan vs. Pat Downey and more recently, so I think these cross-matchups will happen more and more often.
  14. Actually it got amplified by Jimmy Pedro who said on the Lex Fridman podcast that Kayla would beat Khabib strictly in Judo.
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