August 4, 2011August 4, 2011 8 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with our colleague and correspondent Kid Peligro (http://www.kidpeligro.com).

 

Our subject is the ADCC 2011 Submission Fighting World Championships (http://adcombat.com).

 

This is the most prestigious and greatest submission grappling tournament in the world. This year's edition will take place September 24-25 in Nottingham, England, at the Capital FM Arena (http://www.capitalfmarena.com).

 

We spoke with Kid Peligro by phone on Wednesday night about this event and its history and significance. We discussed some of the athletes who will be competing at it, the worldwide growth of grappling since this event's inception in 1998, the potential for grappling to become a major spectator sport, the use of technology to spread the word about grappling including a webcast of the event and Kid's own iPhone app, and much more.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

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Thanks, Eddie Goldman

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August 2, 2011August 2, 2011 9 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman analyzes the main lessons of the Dan Henderson-Fedor Emelianenko heavyweight mixed martial arts fight, which took place July 30 as the main event of a Strikeforce card at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, near Chicago. In this fight, Henderson, the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, won by TKO at 4:12 of the first round.

 

We explain why this loss by Fedor, his third in a row, does nothing to tarnish his legacy as a fighter after having gone undefeated for ten years. We discuss the wild brawling in this fight and what it says about the level of technique in MMA these days. We analyze the stoppage of this fight when Fedor was knocked out, and argue that not only was the stoppage not early, but was actually late. We discuss the dangers of fighters continuing to get hit after they are concussed on the ground. We note the torrent of negativity which this fight engendered. We comment on the release of Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, and more.

 

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July 31, 2011July 31, 2011 7 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the successful first effort for the Ultimate Absolute (http://ultimateabsolutenyc.com) grappling event with finals winner Andre Galvao, runner-up Rustam Chsiev, BJJ and grappling legend Renzo Gracie, and event organizer Rob Constance.

 

The Ultimate Absolute was held Saturday, July 30, at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, right across the street from Madison Square Garden. It was a one-day, 16-man, single-elimination, open-weight grappling tournament. The winner won $10,000, while $1000 was awarded for every submission.

 

Right after his victory, we spoke with Andre Galvao, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, about his victory and his plans. We spoke with Rustam Chsiev, who won the ADCC North American trials and has won numerous Grapplers Quest and NAGA titles, about this match, his background, and his plans. The thrilling final match of this tournament was scoreless after the ten-minute regulation, a five-minute overtime, and a ten-minute sudden death overtime. Galvao was declared the winner by the judges.

 

We also spoke with Renzo Gracie about the Ultimate Absolute, the tremendous technique on display by the athletes at it, and his plans to continue competing both in grappling and MMA. And we summed up the maiden voyage of the Ultimate Absolute with event organizer Rob Constance, himself a black belt and instructor for Renzo Gracie, and got his take on the plans to continue with this successful event.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

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July 27, 2011July 27, 2011 1 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with veteran combat sports journalist Donovan Craig.

 

We opened with a discussion of the upcoming fight between two mixed martial arts legends, Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson. They meet in a heavyweight fight in the main event of a Strikeforce-M-1 Global card this Saturday, July 30, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, near Chicago, which will be telecast in the U.S. on Showtime. We discussed the histories of both fighters, their recent wins and losses, the likely balance of striking and grappling in this fight, how each fighter can win, and more.

  

Also, Donovan recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to cover a mixed martial arts event promoted by Pacific X-treme Combat (PXC) (http://pacificxtremecombat.com). We discussed the level of fighters on that card, the prospects for growth of MMA in Asia, and much more.

 

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July 24, 2011July 24, 2011 1 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Darren Barker about their October 1 fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

We spoke with both Martinez and Barker at the kickoff news conference for this fight held Wednesday, July 20, in New York. We also spoke with Martinez's promoter Lou DiBella about this fight and why none of the major sanctioning bodies recognize Martinez as middleweight champion, even though Martinez is the linear champion and has not lost since capturing the title last year against Kelly Pavlik. Plus, we spoke with TV host Kristal Hart about this fight and how it epitomizes both the good and bad in boxing.

 

We open the show with a critique of the Amir Khan-Zab Judah fight, won by Khan with a fifth-round knockout on Saturday, July 23, in Las Vegas. While Khan was dominating the entire fight, the stoppage was controversial since what was ruled as the knockout punch appeared to be below the line separating legal and illegal blows which the referee specified in the prefight instructions. And we criticize the promotion for this fight.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

 

M-1 Global (http://www.m-1global.com). Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has staged over 100 mixed martial arts events worldwide including the M-1 Selection tournaments and M-1 Challenge events, in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. While discovering and developing the world's next generation of superstar fighters, M-1 Global's greatest asset is the number one heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. Make sure to catch their shows from around the world, including on Showtime in the U.S., and visit their web site, M-1Global.com (http://www.m-1global.com), and the M-1 Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-1-Global/145250878842244) for news, videos, and live streaming events.

 

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Thanks, Eddie Goldman

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July 20, 2011July 20, 2011 2 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Victor Conte.

 

Formerly at the center of the BALCO doping scandal, and after having served four months in prison in 2005 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute steroids and money laundering, he now says that he has returned to helping train athletes the right and legal way. He presently runs SNAC, Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning (http://snac.com).

 

In addition, he has been involved in the training of a number of top boxers and mixed martial arts fighters. Among those is IBF 140-pound champion Zab Judah, who fights WBA champion Amir Khan in Las Vegas this Saturday night, July 23.

 

We spoke by phone with Victor Conte Wednesday night about his training of Zab Judah and why he believes that the 33-year-old Judah, a former junior welterweight and welterweight champion who has returned to his original weight class, will defeat the 24-year-old Khan. We of course discussed the issue of doping, and he criticized the present anti-doping procedures carried out by North American athletic commissions for boxing and MMA as "worthless". We discussed the Mayweather-Pacquiao controversy over what drug-testing such a proposed fight should have. He also described doping in MMA as "rampant". He called for much more scrutiny on the issue of testosterone replacement therapy, which many people believe has been abused by athletes in an attempt to conceal the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

 

In addition, he revealed that he is working with Dr. Margaret Goodman, the neurologist and former ringside physician and head of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, on a new anti-doping project. Dr. Goodman is leading the effort to establish an organization called VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency. This would have elite boxers and MMA fighters voluntarily submit to random, unannounced blood and urine testing using the protocols of WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency. The goal would then be for their opponents to agree to such testing as well, and to help those many fighters who are against doping to combat the cheating in their sports.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

 

M-1 Global (http://www.m-1global.com). Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has staged over 100 mixed martial arts events worldwide including the M-1 Selection tournaments and M-1 Challenge events, in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. While discovering and developing the world's next generation of superstar fighters, M-1 Global's greatest asset is the number one heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. Make sure to catch their shows from around the world, including on Showtime in the U.S., and visit their web site, M-1Global.com (http://www.m-1global.com), and the M-1 Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-1-Global/145250878842244) for news, videos, and live streaming events.

 

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The American Sambo Association (http://www.ussambo.com), which is committed to becoming the premier association in the U.S. dedicated to the advancement of Sambo. Sambo is a form of sport, self-defense, and combat established in the former Soviet Union during the early twentieth century. For more information, go to ussambo.com (http://www.ussambo.com).

 

Thanks, Eddie Goldman

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July 19, 2011July 19, 2011 3 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and instructor Rob Constance AKA Black Rob.

 

Besides operating the Renzo Gracie Academy Hoboken, he is one of the main organizers of a new grappling event, the Ultimate Absolute (http://ultimateabsolutenyc.com).

 

The Ultimate Absolute is a one-day, 16-man, single-elimination, no-gi grappling tournament featuring numerous world champions and grappling stars. Its debut show is scheduled to be held Saturday, July 30, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, directly across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

 

We spoke with Rob at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan about this important event and its significance in developing grappling as a spectator sport. We discussed who is slated to compete, the rules, and much more.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

 

M-1 Global (http://www.m-1global.com). Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has staged over 100 mixed martial arts events worldwide including the M-1 Selection tournaments and M-1 Challenge events, in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. While discovering and developing the world's next generation of superstar fighters, M-1 Global's greatest asset is the number one heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. Make sure to catch their shows from around the world, including on Showtime in the U.S., and visit their web site, M-1Global.com (http://www.m-1global.com), and the M-1 Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-1-Global/145250878842244) for news, videos, and live streaming events.

 

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The American Sambo Association (http://www.ussambo.com), which is committed to becoming the premier association in the U.S. dedicated to the advancement of Sambo. Sambo is a form of sport, self-defense, and combat established in the former Soviet Union during the early twentieth century. For more information, go to ussambo.com (http://www.ussambo.com).

 

Thanks, Eddie Goldman

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July 16, 2011July 16, 2011 3 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the major grappling events which are taking place this summer. Events both big and small featuring wrestling, grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, judo, sambo, and sumo are mentioned. This calendar of events in the various styles of grappling culminates with the most important and prestigious grappling event of all, the ADCC 2011 Submission Fighting World Championships, which take place Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, U. K.

 

In addition, we discuss the general critique of sports by George Orwell in his 1945 essay "The Sporting Spirit" (http://orwell.ru/library/articles/spirit/english/e_spirit). In it, Orwell argued that "sport is an unfailing cause of ill-will" and "international sporting contests lead to orgies of hatred". We disagree that these conclusions apply across the board to modern grappling events, but also stress the need for those involved in these events to emphasize their positive social values.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

 

M-1 Global (http://www.m-1global.com). Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has staged over 100 mixed martial arts events worldwide including the M-1 Selection tournaments and M-1 Challenge events, in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. While discovering and developing the world's next generation of superstar fighters, M-1 Global's greatest asset is the number one heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. Make sure to catch their shows from around the world, including on Showtime in the U.S., and visit their web site, M-1Global.com (http://www.m-1global.com), and the M-1 Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-1-Global/145250878842244) for news, videos, and live streaming events.

 

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American Top Team (http://americantopteam.com). Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com.

 

The American Sambo Association (http://www.ussambo.com), which is committed to becoming the premier association in the U.S. dedicated to the advancement of Sambo. Sambo is a form of sport, self-defense, and combat established in the former Soviet Union during the early twentieth century. For more information, go to ussambo.com (http://www.ussambo.com).

 

Thanks, Eddie Goldman

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July 11, 2011July 11, 2011 4 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the main lessons of the three main combat sports shows televised this weekend in the U.S.

 

The best of the three was the M-1 Challenge XXVI mixed martial arts card, which took place Friday, July 8, at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California, and was telecast live on Showtime. In the main event, heavyweight M-1 contender Kenny "Deuce" Garner won by a second-round KO over Pat Bennett. In the co-main event of this card, which had five fights televised, Arthur Guseinov knocked out Tyson Jeffries with a picture-perfect spinning back fist in the first round of their middleweight fight.

 

The next best show was also on Showtime, but featured boxing. On Saturday, July 9, from Carson, California, Brandon Rios retained his WBA lightweight title with a third-round stoppage of Urbano Antillon in an all-out battle. Also, Carlos Molina upset Kermit Cintron, winning a clear-cut, 10-round unanimous decision in their junior middleweight bout.

 

The biggest disgrace occurred on the HBO-televised boxing card from Atlantic City, New Jersey, also on July 9. Junior middleweight Paul Williams was given a majority decision victory over Erislandy Lara in a fight which virtually no one except two of the judges thought Williams had won.

 

We thus discuss the significance of these three shows. We also comment on some recent developments in grappling, including plans for the 2011 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championships, which take place September 24-25 in Nottingham, England, and the attempts to revive catch-as-catch-can wrestling as a real sport.

 

You can play or download No Holds Barred at http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2011-07-11T03_00_36-07_00.

 

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The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

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Thanks, Eddie Goldman

http://eddiegoldman.com

July 9, 2011July 9, 2011 4 comments Uncategorized Uncategorized

On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman pays tribute to the noted sports and boxing journalist George Kimball (http://www.georgekimball.com).

 

After a long battle with esophageal cancer, George Kimball passed away Wednesday, July 6, at age 67, in New York.

 

While many reminiscences are being written about his life, we are focusing on his contributions to the battle for boxing reform. The lead boxing writer for the Boston Herald for 25 years, George was one of the few newspaper reporters who helped launch the Boxing Writers' Rankings Poll in 2000, and remained a registered voter in it until its demise some years later. We also read comments about his passing from Howie Sirota, who founded the Boxing Writers' Rankings Poll.

 

On October 18, 2008, we conducted an interview with George in Atlantic City before the Bernard Hopkins-Kelly Pavlik fight. We discussed the book he had just written, Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing (http://www.mcbooks.com/bookstore/product_details.php?id=739). This marvelous book traced the intertwined careers of Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, and Roberto Duran. We spoke with him right after he had participated in a forum on the book with trainer Emanuel Steward, promoter Bob Arum, and announcer Larry Merchant.

 

We also discussed with him why such an era of so many great rivalries can't happen today, why media coverage of boxing is harder to do today than it was in the past, the changed role of publicists, the decline of newspapers, the Internet and television and the future of boxing, and more. As part of our tribute to him, we replay that interview on No Holds Barred.

 

You can play or download No Holds Barred at http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2011-07-08T21_51_10-07_00.

 

You can also download No Holds Barred at http://www.mediafire.com/?40qpzhzvlvns86i. 

 

If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441.

 

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter (http://iancarpenter.com).

 

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

 

M-1 Global (http://www.m-1global.com). Founded in 1998, M-1 Global has staged over 100 mixed martial arts events worldwide including the M-1 Selection tournaments and M-1 Challenge events, in Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and Asia. While discovering and developing the world's next generation of superstar fighters, M-1 Global's greatest asset is the number one heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, Fedor Emelianenko. Make sure to catch their shows from around the world, including on Showtime in the U.S., and visit their web site, M-1Global.com (http://www.m-1global.com), and the M-1 Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-1-Global/145250878842244) for news, videos, and live streaming events.

 

Beezid.com - Penny Auctions (http://www.beezid.com). Your #1 source for exciting auction shopping and outstanding deals on just about anything! Top rated, most trusted auction site online. Where do you shop? Beezid.com - Penny Auctions (http://www.beezid.com).

 

American Top Team (http://americantopteam.com). Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com.

 

The American Sambo Association (http://www.ussambo.com), which is committed to becoming the premier association in the U.S. dedicated to the advancement of Sambo. Sambo is a form of sport, self-defense, and combat established in the former Soviet Union during the early twentieth century. For more information, go to ussambo.com (http://www.ussambo.com).

 

Thanks, Eddie Goldman

http://eddiegoldman.com

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