Chael Sonnen blasts the 'knuckleheads' who euthanized Olympic wrestling

This might shock you, but Chael Sonnen has an opinion on the death of Olympic wrestling...

"How do you get rid of wrestling? It is the oldest sport in existence and in no walk of society can you tell me that seniority does not matter. Nothing can date itself back as far as wrestling. They didn't have bikes, they didn't have balls, and they didn't have bats: They were pushing and pulling on one another. We have an idiocracy known as FILA (Federation Internationale des Luttes Associees) that has ruined the sport. We have two knuckleheads - who you couldn't trust to run your local donut shop - regulating our sport of wrestling. At the same time - is this a surprise? Though it's disappointing, no it isn't. It's basic science: the number-one rule in biology is that you either evolve or you become extinct. It's over, guys. It's not over in 2020 - it's over in 2016. Here are the facts they're not telling you: Wrestling in this country is supported by the United States Olympic Committee. That ATM is going to close the second they roll up the mat in 2016. We've got three and a half years left. It's over, prepare the eulogy."

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender and UFC 159 headliner Chael Sonnen unloads on the "knuckleheads" who decided to secretly vote amateur wrestling out of the Olympic games starting in 2020 (find out why here). Sonnen, along with fellow Team Quest graduates Dan Henderson, Matt Lindland and Randy Couture, can all attribute their rise to mixed martial arts (MMA) stardom to their skills on the mat. At the end of the day, it's all about how much money you bring to the table and wrestling, well, it's not going to line anyone's pockets. Perhaps that's the number two rule in biology?

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