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MMA and the 2012 Summer Olympics

RONDA ROUSEY Olympics Rousey finished ninth in the

Rousey finished ninth in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She was 17. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Rousey won the bronze medal at middleweight, becoming the first American to reach the medal podium in women’s judo since it became a full Olympic sport in 1992.
(Credit: AP (2007))

Don't expect mixed martial arts to be an Olympic sport any time soon, no matter what MMA officials and executives say when asked about the topic.

Olympic committees are most concerned with testing blood than seeing it.

However, several of the sports/disciplines that help make up the sport of MMA are Olympic events. And since the 2012 Summer Olympics are about to begin, perhaps there's an informational nugget or two you MMA fans can glean from the Olympic info graphics. Click the links below to see full-size image (it will pop open a new window).





If you're in the mood for Olympic sport graphics, you can see them all at

Tags: mma , olympics , judo , boxing , wrestling , taekwondo

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