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Mike Riordan

  • joined Jul 22, 2011
  • last login Apr 23, 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
  • Wrestling Sabu and RVD
  • NASCAR Elliot Sadler
  • Summer Olympics USA Wrestling
Recent Activity
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Commented on I wrote the Ombudsperson post on Apr 23 2014, 9:18p - 1 reply
I was just asking
Commented on I wrote the Ombudsperson post on Apr 23 2014, 8:17p - 1 reply
Do you want a better username?
Commented on I wrote the Ombudsperson post on Apr 23 2014, 7:15p - 1 reply
Exactly
Commented on I wrote the Ombudsperson post on Apr 23 2014, 9:34a - 2 replies
Incorrect
Commented on I wrote the Ombudsperson post on Apr 22 2014, 10:49p - 2 replies
That's a fair question
Commented on I wrote the Ombudsperson post on Apr 22 2014, 10:11p - 1 reply
I wrote the Ombudsperson post
Posted on Apr 22 2014, 9:37p
Cool
Commented on USA Wrestling legend Wade Schalles becomes new head coach of Scientific Wrestling on Apr 21 2014, 8:26a - 2 replies
I'm sorry
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 8:15p
was
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 3:06p
It didn't hurt the career of
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 3:06p - 2 replies
I was going through the available pics
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 2:59p
oh dammit
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 2:58p - 1 reply
It's not fair to the opponent
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 2:57p - 2 replies
this new author
Commented on The real meaning of Yoel Romero pooping his pants, and why he's going to do it again on Apr 19 2014, 2:34p - 1 reply
Ben Reiter's
Commented on Top Prospects to Watch this Weekend on Apr 19 2014, 2:20p - 1 reply
Well Dammit
Commented on Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms that he is the boy in the video of a nine-year-old wrestling a bear on Apr 18 2014, 10:46p - 2 replies
I don't think
Commented on US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread on Apr 18 2014, 10:29p - 1 reply
freaking destroyed him
Commented on US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread on Apr 18 2014, 10:27p
It's on Univesal Sports
Commented on US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread on Apr 18 2014, 10:07p
yep, it says Monk
Commented on US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread on Apr 18 2014, 9:59p - 1 reply
no I didnt
Commented on US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread on Apr 18 2014, 9:47p
Oh Crap
Commented on US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread on Apr 18 2014, 9:45p - 1 reply
US Open Wrestling Semifinals live on Universal Sports at 10 pm, live thread
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 9:42p
I think the jury is out on Nelson's wrestling
Commented on UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi Results: Fights to make for the winners on Apr 12 2014, 8:03p - 1 reply
Florian actually pays attention to some of my stuff
Commented on Bellator 116 live results, streaming video, play by play and discussion on Apr 11 2014, 8:35p - 1 reply
yep
Commented on Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals on Apr 8 2014, 4:13p
yeah
Commented on Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals on Apr 8 2014, 4:12p
yes, his physical gifts are amazing
Commented on Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals on Apr 8 2014, 11:32a
no meaningful wrestling credentials
Commented on Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals on Apr 8 2014, 9:50a
And before people point this out
Commented on Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals on Apr 8 2014, 9:18a
Pretentious baseball writing makes me want to pull my hair out
Commented on Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals on Apr 8 2014, 9:14a - 2 replies
Anatomy of a Wrestling Move: Abdusalam Gadisov's misdirection single leg in the European finals
Posted on Apr 8 2014, 9:00a
If that happens
Commented on UFC releases former welterweight title challenger Jake Shields on Apr 7 2014, 10:04a - 2 replies
I'm predicting that I use Chad Mendes to hit a sweet double on Lee
Commented on Bruce Lee will be in EA Sports UFC video game on Apr 7 2014, 8:13a - 1 reply
I'm not denying that that is Rampage
Commented on Wrestlemania 30 Judo Chop: The Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver on Apr 1 2014, 9:28p - 1 reply
Vitor Belfort on UFC gold:
Commented on Urijah Faber on UFC gold: 'We are going to continue getting those shots, and eventually get that belt' on Apr 1 2014, 9:04a - 1 reply
These VanZant stories are always so depressing
Commented on Paige VanZant denies Faber's story that she won't be on TUF 20 on Mar 31 2014, 6:10p - 3 replies
Well whaddaya know
Commented on Metamoris 3: Gracie vs Bravo - Live Blog and Results on Mar 29 2014, 9:19p - 2 replies
The reason it doesn't make any sense is that it's in code, luckily I cracked it.
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 7:50p - 1 reply
no need to be sarcastic
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 6:01p
Banned
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 3:37p
Little do people know
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 3:02p - 2 replies
ha
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 2:56p
I was thinking
Commented on Boxer Karim Mayfield's manager arrested in murder-for-hire plot days before Mayfield HBO bout on Mar 28 2014, 2:02p - 2 replies
That's kind of an interesting debate
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 1:51p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 1:48p - 1 reply
Bendo wrestled four years of college
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 1:46p - 2 replies
nah
Commented on The 20 Greatest Wrestling Matches Between Future MMA Stars, Part VIII: 4 & 3 on Mar 28 2014, 1:32p - 1 reply
No, incorrect, when you get takedowns, and your opponent doesn't, you win the grappling phase
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 1:23p - 2 replies
So
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 1:19p - 1 reply
Machida beat Weidman LOL
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 12:05p - 3 replies
well
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 11:36a - 1 reply
hahahaha
Commented on The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC on Mar 28 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
The Manifest Destiny of the American Wrestler in the UFC
Posted on Mar 28 2014, 11:27a
that was good
Commented on The 20 Greatest Wrestling Matches Between Future MMA Stars, Part VIII: 4 & 3 on Mar 28 2014, 11:21a
well, I mean, to be fair
Commented on The 20 Greatest Wrestling Matches Between Future MMA Stars, Part VIII: 4 & 3 on Mar 28 2014, 9:48a - 1 reply
Dang Cain
Commented on The 20 Greatest Wrestling Matches Between Future MMA Stars, Part VIII: 4 & 3 on Mar 28 2014, 9:10a
The 20 Greatest Wrestling Matches Between Future MMA Stars, Part VIII: 4 & 3
Posted on Mar 28 2014, 7:56a
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