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Pretty sure there was nothing stopping Pico from entering WTTs. Talking about what he would of done if he actually competed is pathetic, especially considering Retherford defeated the guy that beat him last year. 

 

http://www.flowrestling.org/article/57667-aaron-pico-i-m-6-0-against-zain-and-i-d-beat-him-again#.WUO5yOndK_t

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Pretty sure there was nothing stopping Pico from entering WTTs. Talking about what he would of done if he actually competed is pathetic, especially considering Retherford defeated the guy that beat him last year.

 

http://www.flowrestling.org/article/57667-aaron-pico-i-m-6-0-against-zain-and-i-d-beat-him-again#.WUO5yOndK_t

That's what MMA fighters do... they talk to drum up ratings and make interviews interesting.

 

 

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Retherford ain't the same guy Pico wrestled way back when. 

 

Agreed. I can understand when fans make these kinds of statements, but its annoys me when a FORMER wrestler does. Its one thing for Oliver who is still training in the sport and has to wait for rulings to be making statements, its another thing for a guy who all but technically has retired from the sport to be saying stuff. And if I'm not mistaken, how did Pico fair against Molinaro? IMO the Molinaro that Retherford just beat twice is head and shoulders better than the Molinaro that Pico twice lost to... While I would have to pick Pico to win head to head due to their history, IMO its really in poor taste for Pico to publicly make this statement. 

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Wake me up when zain isn't 0 and 6 against Pico. Isn't ncaas? How many ncaa champs has Pico throttled? Give me a break tbar, Pico was a more accomplished wrestler than Rutherford when he was around and he likely still would be if he didn't give it up for something he considers more grandiose.

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Honestly, 

I can't think of a more disappointing circumstance as a wrestling fan than Aaron Pico's post HS career.

I was so jacked about watching this kid take it to the next level in college and internationally.

I get he thought the better road was MMA but man I feel cheated on this kid.

 

Now, I just want him to come back or just go away.

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Not sure why Flo is even covering it on their wrestling site.  I can understand putting it on their MMA site but why feature people who aren't wrestling?

I will say, as much as I have been backing Flo the past few days (I promise I don't work for them, lol) I think sometimes they can be hypocritical about how they cover things.

 

When the Chance thing was going on, they were all over the story, and said it was wrestling related and it was their duty. When a story popped up a few months later that had some serious politics involved they were basically ghosts on the story. The only mention was on FRL and it was a justification of why they weren't covering it, which was something along the lines of there is "no reason to", but in this case, it was wrestling related.

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Honestly, 

I can't think of a more disappointing circumstance as a wrestling fan than Aaron Pico's post HS career.

I was so jacked about watching this kid take it to the next level in college and internationally.

I get he thought the better road was MMA but man I feel cheated on this kid.

 

Now, I just want him to come back or just go away.

 

This...either put up or shut up.

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right. FloWrestling shouldn't cover stuff ex wrestlers do. lol 

Agreed. IMO you all aren't doing enough coverage of stuff ex wrestlers do. I heard through the grapevine that Mark Palmer is soon to be a free agent. Landing him and his ambulance chasing journalistic skills would be a huge win for Flo!

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right. FloWrestling shouldn't cover stuff ex wrestlers do. lol 

 

What did he do?

 

You mean, make a claim of a mythical matchup that he projects himself to win?

 

If you're going to cover that, you're going to spend a lot of time in Iowa and Pennsylvania bars hearing stories from former stars about how they would win if there were wrestling.

 

Personally, I don't really care too much about ex-wrestlers unless it is a human interest story.  I am really more concerned about wrestling--as in actual matches--but I am even less interested in celebrating the talent drain of MMA.

 

Of course, you're free to hype MMA promos designed to get wrestling fans to put their time and money into MMA if you want... 

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What did he do?

 

You mean, make a claim of a mythical matchup that he projects himself to win?

 

If you're going to cover that, you're going to spend a lot of time in Iowa and Pennsylvania bars hearing stories from former stars about how they would win if there were wrestling.

 

Personally, I don't really care too much about ex-wrestlers unless it is a human interest story.  I am really more concerned about wrestling--as in actual matches--but I am even less interested in celebrating the talent drain of MMA.

 

Of course, you're free to hype MMA promos designed to get wrestling fans to put their time and money into MMA if you want... 

 

we put up more wrestling content than anyone on the planet; this bellator/pico story didn't come in lieu/at the expense of anything more wrestling-related.

 

why would we not run something about the greatest mma prospect in history talking about zain retherford (or for that matter, his favorite color) ? 

 

we run stuff on Askren, Edgar, Cormier etc etc. you don't have to read it if you don't want to.

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