5 Reasons Olympic Wrestling's Demise Won't Open the Door for MMA

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5 Reasons Olympic Wrestling's Demise Won't Open the Door for MMA
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Regardless of Dana White's statements, MMA is not going to be in the Olympics anytime soon.

The MMA world was up in arms shortly after news broke of the International Olympic Committee's decision to boot wrestling after the 2016 Games in Brazil.

One man, however, saw this as an opportunity. That man was UFC President Dana White, who believed that wrestling's demise could signal the inclusion of MMA on the grandest international stage. Even though his feelings on the issue were ripped by famous wrestlers of past and present, fans were, once again, teased with the idea of seeing their favorite sport in the Olympics.

As exciting as the idea sounds, nobody should get excited quite yet. There is no way that MMA gets into the Olympics at any point in the near future.

Looking at recent trends in IOC decision-making, the format it uses in other combat sports and past MMA tournaments, you can see why it would look elsewhere when considering new sports to add.

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