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Mike Riordan

  • joined Jul 22, 2011
  • last login Apr 12, 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
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
2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships finals results: Penn State claims fourth in a row
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 11:52p
2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships: Preview of gold medal finals
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 5:54p
2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships: Preview of gold medal finals
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 5:49p
2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships, preview: Consolation finals
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 10:52a
2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships results: Semifinals winners and finals matchups
Posted on Mar 22 2014, 12:36a
NCAA Wrestling Championships 2014 results: Quarterfinal winners and semifinals matchups
Posted on Mar 21 2014, 4:18p
2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships, day 2: Preview of the quarterfinals
Posted on Mar 21 2014, 11:02a
NCAA Wrestling Championships 2014 results: Penn State in the driver's seat after Session I
Posted on Mar 20 2014, 4:30p
2014 NCAA Wrestling championships: Session I preview
Posted on Mar 20 2014, 11:38a
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