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Jordan Oliver Announces Transition to MMA, But Here's Why He Won't Leave His Shoes On The Mat

Published March 3rd, 2023 by Justin Basch

Always great having my friend Jordan Oliver back on the show, and the timing for today's episode was no accident! This week JO & Bellator announced that he had signed an MMA contract and would start fighting this year! We had a lot of fun in this conversation as we talk the following:

  • The Decision to Transition MMA 
  • Why Bellator?
  • Will We See Him Wrestle Again?
  • MMA Training Helping Wrestling 
  • Retiring from Wrestling before an Olympic Year
  • The Move to Florida 
  • Hardest Part of the MMA Transition?
  • Competing at 145lbs/Featherweight/66kg?
  • The Goal of Being a World Champion?
  • The disadvantage of Starting in the ’30s?
  • Prediction for Bo’s Fight 
  • Who Would Excel from Wrestling in MMA 
  • Looking Back at Favorite Moments in Wrestling?
  • Leaving the Shoes On The Mat??
  • Florida Needs D1 Wrestling 
  • Burroughs’ Greatness & If He Did in MMA 
  • When’s the First Fight?

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