Guida Defends Wrestling — And “Shame on you” If You Don’t Agree

Clay Guida



At Saturdays UFC Fight Night 63 post-fight press conference, Clay Guida gave his thoughts on the importance of wrestling and wants the fans who boo it to get educated and understand how important wrestling is to the sport of MMA.

Here’s what he had to say:

“I guess being an exciting wrestler helps, but it all starts with the oldest sport that we almost lost a couple of years ago [from the Olympics]. So, shame on those fans. I hope they get more educated.”

“I got a message for those fans. Without wrestling, mixed martial arts would not be a sport. … Without wrestling, it would not be here. Without jiu-jitsu, there would be no mixed martial arts.”

“It’s not the most exciting all the time. My fights are very sloppy, not very technical by any means. But we’re always on the gas pedal. We’re always on the throttle.”

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By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630

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