Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by BloodyElbow.com contributor Mike Riordan.
Ahead of Friday's theatrical release of “Foxcatcher,” Breen and Riordan discuss the Bennett Miller-directed drama, which chronicles the tragic relationship between Olympic gold medalist brothers Dave and Mark Schultz and multimillionaire heir John du Pont. Breen and Riordan examine why amateur wrestling is an ideal niche sport for a drama to transcend the genre of “sports movie,” the impact of Steve Carell's performance as du Pont and share stories of the eccentric benefactor's history and behavior that buttress Carell's perfectly disconcerting role.
Breen and Riordan also touch the brief and strange MMA career of Mark Schultz, why he decided to fight at UFC 9 just four months after his brother's death, the debacle surrounding his final MMA fight for Jungle Fight and under a different set of circumstances, what kind of fighter he could have been in his physical prime.
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