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Mike Riordan

  • joined Jul 22, 2011
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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It's not saying much, but I probably do a better job handling the college and Olympic wrestling thing than just about anyone writing about MMA

My stuff appears here on Bloody Elbow, on the website of FILA (The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles), and on intermatwrestle.com

2012 Olympic wrestling expert for The Guardian, and every so often my name pops up in a magazine.

Unsuccessful Division I wrestler (The Citadel, Go Dogs), longtime wrestling coach.

Texas Tech Alum, huge Red Raider football fan
Long live the matador

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Washington Nationals
  • NBA Washington Wizards
  • NFL Washington Redskins
  • NCAAF Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • MMA Bubba Jenkins
  • Boxing Pernell Whitaker
  • FIFA USA
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  • Summer Olympics USA Wrestling
Recent Activity
You just said like 90 percent
Commented on UFC signs Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo on Jul 25 2014, 10:50p
yes
Commented on UFC signs Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo on Jul 25 2014, 10:39p - 5 replies
No matter what the future holds
Commented on Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson has a message for the Blackzillians camp: 'Don't be fake say it when I'm around' on Jul 13 2014, 7:16p
Bingo
Commented on UFC: Frankie Edgar could see fight with Urijah Faber at catch weight if 'right situation arises' on Jul 12 2014, 10:43a
watching that in the theaters
Commented on Duda Yankovich suffers a stroke, had her life saved by Rodrigo 'Minotauro' on Jul 11 2014, 5:59p - 1 reply
Whew glad you said it
Commented on Duda Yankovich suffers a stroke, had her life saved by Rodrigo 'Minotauro' on Jul 11 2014, 4:13p - 2 replies
But you can be so much more
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 11:05p - 1 reply
I thought the first one was pretty darned good
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 11:04p - 3 replies
I'm sorry
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 11:03p - 1 reply
One thing I can't stand
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 11:02p - 2 replies
It's a pretty good adaption right?
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 11:00p - 2 replies
well goddammit
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 10:58p - 1 reply
is there anywhere online
Commented on Ray Longo: 'Weidman can knock anyone out in middleweight division' on Jul 10 2014, 10:50p - 9 replies
I believe you
Commented on Wrestling mega-legend Dan Gable talks about how he would have done in MMA on Jul 10 2014, 9:25p
If you buy in bulk you save
Commented on UFC flyweight Ali Bagautinov tested positive for EPO prior to UFC 174, suspended for one year on Jul 10 2014, 5:31p - 1 reply
In other words
Commented on UFC flyweight Ali Bagautinov tested positive for EPO prior to UFC 174, suspended for one year on Jul 10 2014, 5:28p - 1 reply
What's that breeze in here?
Commented on Urijah Faber on fighting TJ Dillashaw: 'The only way that would happen is if he asked me to do it' on Jul 10 2014, 4:48p
I'm warming up to the catch thing
Commented on Wrestling mega-legend Dan Gable talks about how he would have done in MMA on Jul 10 2014, 4:32p - 2 replies
by the 90's
Commented on Wrestling mega-legend Dan Gable talks about how he would have done in MMA on Jul 10 2014, 4:10p
Just fyi
Commented on Wrestling mega-legend Dan Gable talks about how he would have done in MMA on Jul 10 2014, 2:43p
Wrestling mega-legend Dan Gable talks about how he would have done in MMA
Posted on Jul 10 2014, 2:03p
I'm going to be dead honest
Commented on Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell added to UFC Fight Night: Connecticut as co-main event on Jul 9 2014, 10:28p - 1 reply
Well
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:38p - 1 reply
the Russian had no clue
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:35p
What happened
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
not a good look
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:28p
yes and no
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:24p
yes
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:18p - 1 reply
Moldova
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:18p - 2 replies
yes,
Commented on Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW on Jul 9 2014, 2:12p
Live Stream: Four U.S.A Freestyle Wrestlers go for gold in University World Championships NOW
Posted on Jul 9 2014, 1:38p
Land-Grant Holy Land
Joined on Jul 9 2014, 12:10p
I'll just sum up the comments section here so you can get on with your day
Commented on Rousey's trainer: 'Ronda knocks out Cyborg' on Jul 9 2014, 10:07a - 10 replies
oh my
Commented on Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero slated for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on Jul 8 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
I have a theory that the Romero getting taken down
Commented on Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero slated for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on Jul 8 2014, 2:21p - 5 replies
Combined
Commented on Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero slated for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on Jul 8 2014, 2:20p - 2 replies
So, at this point in Penn's history
Commented on The Objective Retrospective: A Brief History of B.J. Penn's UFC Introduction on Jul 8 2014, 11:28a - 2 replies
OHHHH
Commented on Chael Sonnen facing possible $250,000 fine in the wake of failed drug tests on Jul 7 2014, 8:12p
That's what i'm wondering
Commented on Chael Sonnen facing possible $250,000 fine in the wake of failed drug tests on Jul 7 2014, 7:57p
yeah, but it's part of the Nevada government
Commented on Chael Sonnen facing possible $250,000 fine in the wake of failed drug tests on Jul 7 2014, 7:57p - 1 reply
So if he refuses to pay
Commented on Chael Sonnen facing possible $250,000 fine in the wake of failed drug tests on Jul 7 2014, 7:35p - 6 replies
I'm not against this sort of conjecture
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 7:31p - 1 reply
Training, no matter how focused
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 6:03p - 1 reply
Excuse me
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
yeah
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 3:36p
I wouldn't be upset if he lost
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 1:25p - 1 reply
I responded below
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
yep
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 12:50p - 1 reply
To respond to Anton
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 12:44p
it was a terrible idea
Commented on Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo on Jul 7 2014, 12:27p - 1 reply
Video: Daniel Cormier wrestles Chris Pendleton at UFC Fan Expo
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 12:05p
That's fine
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:53a - 1 reply
I hear you, and that's probably true
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:40a - 2 replies
Also I spent a long time in various school systems
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:38a - 2 replies
So let's say it was a one to one comparison
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:34a - 2 replies
I'm not a high-level wrestling coach
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:32a
Does encountering Cain
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:23a - 2 replies
sure
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:19a - 2 replies
Hey, I have a great idea
Commented on WSOF's Holyko is covered in white pride tattoos, has history of domestic battery and animal cruelty charges on Jul 7 2014, 10:07a - 4 replies
It's only impossible in your head son
Commented on The Ultimate Fighter 19 results: Winners and losers on Jul 7 2014, 9:09a - 3 replies
The worst nickname ever
Commented on The Ultimate Fighter 19 results: Winners and losers on Jul 7 2014, 9:05a - 2 replies
I almost wrote a hilarious, and true response to this
Commented on The UFC hates fathers on Jul 6 2014, 6:33p - 2 replies
I loved it
Commented on The UFC hates fathers on Jul 6 2014, 11:57a - 4 replies
If not, then at least main card fighters on ppvs, yes
Commented on Puttin' in Work: Chris Weidman and various finishes to the snatch single on Jul 6 2014, 11:44a - 1 reply
oh that's good
Commented on UFC 175 Video: Matt Mitrione and Stefan Struve on cancellation - 'As a sport, I think we dodged a bullet' on Jul 6 2014, 11:38a
The UFC hates fathers
Posted on Jul 6 2014, 11:35a
I did two extensive posts
Commented on Puttin' in Work: Chris Weidman and various finishes to the snatch single on Jul 6 2014, 10:14a - 1 reply
I know saying 'snatch' is easier
Commented on Puttin' in Work: Chris Weidman and various finishes to the snatch single on Jul 5 2014, 8:51p
I debated doing that
Commented on Puttin' in Work: Chris Weidman and various finishes to the snatch single on Jul 5 2014, 8:44p
Puttin' in Work: Chris Weidman and various finishes to the snatch single
Posted on Jul 5 2014, 7:47p
If Iowa State wanted to keep Gable, they should have offered him the job
Commented on John Smith, the greatest American wrestler ever, attends his first BJJ class on Jul 4 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
like in a market where people exchange money for such things?
Commented on John Smith, the greatest American wrestler ever, attends his first BJJ class on Jul 4 2014, 11:50a - 1 reply
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