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Thursday, June 08, 2006

ON THE RADIO: EDDIE GOLDMAN ON "JOEY REYNOLDS SHOW" THURS. NIGHT/FRI. MORNING 

I will once again be a guest on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" on radio this Thurs. night/Fri. morning, June 8/9. I will be discussing with Joey this very busy upcoming weekend in boxing, where there are two competing pay-per-views in the U.S.

On Sat. night, June 10, in Atlantic City, light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver fights former middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins. At Madison Square Garden, and also on Sat. night, unbeaten WBO 140-pound champion Miguel Cotto fights unbeaten challenger Paulie Malignaggi.

The "Joey Reynolds Show" is heard on over 80 radio stations. This talk show airs live beginning at midnight and runs to 5 AM, on WOR 710 AM in New York. I am scheduled to come on at about 2 AM EDT.

You can also listen to the "Joey Reynolds Show" online. For more information on the show's webcast, go to http://www.wor710.com/listen.shtml.

For more information on the "Joey Reynolds Show," go to http://wor710.com/joey_reynolds.shtml/.

For more information on Myra Chanin, who works with the show, and also about Joey and the show, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mixed Martial Arts’ Latest Scandal: Pride Dumped by Japan’s Fuji TV Network 

Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer web site reported Monday that in Japan, “The Fuji Network announced earlier today it was canceling its contract with Pride Fighting Championships. No reason was given, but it was due to the Yakuza [Japanese mob - EG] scandal as reported in Weekly Gendai magazine.” This would be equivalent in America to, say, CBS dropping football because of exposures that the NFL is owned by the Mafia.

There have also been a series of articles in English on the topic of Pride’s ties to the Yakuza on FightOpinion.com, the web site of Zach Arnold.

Curiously or not, according to our old colleague Whaledog, who has recently resumed blogging, “Still nothing reported on Sherdog, MMA Weekly or Full Contact Fighter. You would think the big MMA news sites would be all over this.”

Maybe, but they have to sell those videos first before sullying up their sites with such news.

And how pretentious it is for many in mixed martial arts to sneer at boxing when this racket is an even filthier, deeper, and more polluted sewer than boxing is!

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Carlos Newton, Renzo Gracie, Matt Lindland, and Maurice Smith 

On this week’s edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with six of the coaches in the International Fight League (IFL): Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Carlos Newton, Renzo Gracie, Matt Lindland, and Maurice Smith. We caught up with them, mixed martial arts legends and champion fighters all, right after the IFL’s show Sat., June 3, at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. We spoke with them about their roles in the IFL, both outside and possibly inside the ring, as well as their assessments of the state of mixed martial arts.

Bas Rutten talks about his coaching plans for the IFL and his return to fighting on July 22 in the WFA against Kimo. Bas's web site is at http://www.basrutten.tv/.

Pat Miletich talks about his victorious Silverbacks team in the IFL's first team championships, his fight with Renzo Gracie in IFL in September, and the UFC fight between Matt Hughes, whom he also coaches, and Royce Gracie. Pat's web site is at http://mfselite.com/.

Carlos Newton talks about his plans to form a Canadian-based team for the IFL. The web site for the academy where Carlos teaches is at http://warriormac.com/.

Renzo Gracie talks about why he will fight Pat Miletich in IFL in Pat's home area, his coaching plans for IFL, and his analysis of why his cousin, Royce Gracie, lost to Matt Hughes in UFC. Renzo's web site is at http://renzogracie.com/.

Matt Lindland, who also fights Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in WFA July 22, talks about his plans for an IFL team based in Oregon as well as why he feels more wrestlers should become mixed martial arts fighters. Matt's web sites are at http://www.sportfight.tv/ and http://www.tqfc.com/.

Maurice Smith evaluates how his IFL team, the Tigersharks, did in the IFL championship finals, and comments on the issues between K-1 and Bob Sapp, whom he recently accompanied to the Netherlands.

The results of the IFL June 3 show have been posted on the Combat Sports News at KingoftheCage.com as well as the IFL’s web page.

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

NO HOLDS BARRED is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

Underhook, with Next Level Apparel, the tops in grappling shorts, rashguards, and more.

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Antonio Tarver, Bernard Hopkins, Miguel Cotto, Paulie Malignaggi, Billy Giles, Lou DiBella, Tommy Zbikowski 


On this week’s edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman previews the main events of the two June 10 pay-per-view cards.

We speak with light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver and former middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who fight in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

We speak with unbeaten WBO 140-pound champ Miguel Cotto and unbeaten challenger Paulie Malignaggi, who fight in New York’s Madison Square Garden. We also speak with Malignaggi’s trainer, Billy Giles, and his promoter, Lou DiBella. And we speak with Notre Dame football star Tommy Zbikowski, who makes his pro boxing debut at the Garden June 10.

It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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