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There is dumb, and then there’s DUMB. Like making a joke to the cashier in Publix about how lame Mickey Mouse is – while the kid bagging your groceries is wearing … wait for it … a Mickey Mouse t-shirt. Because of course he is. That’s dumb. (Not that it happened to us recently or anything.) And then there’s DUMB. Like today’s revelation that in 2020, wrestling will not be a part of the Olympics. It’s an original Olympic sport, for cripe’s sake. But apparently golf will be in there. And badminton. And dressage. And table tennis … freakin’ ping-pong, kids! And sailing. It’s asinine, it’s ludicrous, and we’re going to talk to someone who knows a bunch about it and get some damned answers.
Tonight, Amy (Twitter: @amesbelle) and guest co-host Fighters.com’s John Petit (Twitter: @Scream13) welcome to Punch Drunk Radio brand-spankin’ new UFC bantamweight Sara McMann, plus Bellator’s Andreas Spang. And Bellator favorite Lloyd Woodard (Twitter: @mmacupcake) will check in, too. And it all happens an hour earlier than normal at 8 p.m. ET, so set your alarms!
McMann (Twitter: @Sara_McMann) is the first woman in U.S. history to win silver at the Olympics in wrestling. Her background in the sport will be a huge topic of conversation tonight, and she’ll share her thoughts on today’s news. Plus, she had a pretty big day personally, as well, as the UFC announced she is officially a member of the promotion. We’ll see if she can spill the beans on when we might see her first fight in the octagon, and who it might be against. She’ll bring an unbeaten 6-0 record into her UFC debut.
Spang (Twitter: @AndreasSpang) has a big fight on Thursday at Bellator 89 against WEC veteran Doug Marshall in the opening round of the promotion’s Season 8 middleweight tournament. Spang (8-2) hasn’t fought since last May, when he lost to Maiquel Falcao in the Season 6 middleweight tournament finals. Thursday begins what he hopes is the road back to another shot at the $100,000 tournament prize and a shot at the belt.
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