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Friday, July 07, 2006

WFA July 22 Preview Show on Showtime 

We just received word from veteran fight announcer Stephen Quadros that the preview show for the July 22 World Fighting Alliance (WFA) pay-per-view show will air on Showtime. The press release is below. You can also check out Showtime’s online schedule to make sure when it is available in your area.

Here is his message:

You HAVE to check this out (below)! I'm all over this program!

Take care,

Stephen Quadros
"The Fight Professor"
http://StephenQuadros.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Quadros

Showtime to Air "WFA: King of the Streets" Countdown Special Nationally in Advance of World Fighting Alliance MMA Pay-Per-View Event on July 22nd From Los Angeles, CA

The World Fighting Alliance (WFA), a recently launched national mixed martial arts (MMA) organization featuring some of the sport's biggest names, reached an agreement today with Showtime Television. Under the new partnership, Showtime will broadcast on its network throughout the month of July, the WFA's thirty-minute preview/countdown special for its upcoming WFA: King of the Streets national pay-per-view event on July 22nd from the Forum in Los Angeles.

The thirty-minute countdown show will premiere on Showtime THIS SATURDAY, July 8, 2006 at 12:00 a.m. MIDNIGHT EST/PST following Showtime championship boxing.

The WFA countdown show will also air as follows (all times are EST and PST):

Day Date Time
Sun. 7/9 2:00pm
Wed. 7/12 1:30am
Thu. 7/13 5:30pm
Fri. 7/14 10:00am, 12:30 am
Sun. 7/16 3:30am
Mon. 7/17 2:00am
Tue. 7/18 1:45pm
Wed. 7/19 1:00am
Fri. 7/21 5:35pm
Sat. 7/22 5:30pm

WFA: King of the Streets features arguably the most impressive U.S. MMA fight card ever assembled highlighted by the highly anticipated return of legendary MMA fighter Bas Rutten to fight veteran street fighter Kimo, and the WFA debut of international MMA star Quinton "Rampage" Jackson taking on former U.S. Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Matt Lindland. The preview special will feature personal profiles on the four main event fighters along with several other interviews highlighting the star-studded lineup of MMA stars comprising the unparalleled fight card featured at the event on July 22nd.

WFA: King of the Streets will be broadcast live on pay-per-view television via iNDemand and Dish Network (check local listings for details). Tickets are available at all Ticket Master outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or WFA.TV or charge by phone at (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000, (661) 322-2525 or (805) 583-8700.

For more information on the WFA and "WFA: King of the Streets," July 22nd at the Forum in Los Angeles, visit www.wfa.tv .

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

“Memo to All Boxers: Get on MySpace!” on TheSweetScience.com 

For me, life is too precious, short, and fun to be lived anywhere other than on the cutting edge, and as often as I can. I’ve pursued that goal once again in my latest column on TheSweetScience.com.

It is called “Memo to All Boxers: Get on MySpace!” and challenges the technophobic, backwards, and anti-Internet culture in boxing. It also appeals to the boxers themselves to take matters into their own hands and, as the title suggests, get on MySpace.com to spread the word about their activities.

Plus, we also confirmed at a New York press conference Thursday that undefeated junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell indeed is maintaining his own MySpace account. You can see it at http://www.myspace.com/ironhorse154. He will next be fighting Aug. 5 at Madison Square Garden against former 154-pound champ Kassim Ouma.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

"Another Bad Newspaper Article About UFC's Good Old Days" on ADCC News 


I am just getting totally sick and tired of the latest round of misinformation about the history of UFC and mixed martial arts appearing in the mainstream commercial media, and in particular in those smelly, dirty, obsolete trash hoggers known as newspapers.

So I have just written a new major piece, called "Another Bad Newspaper Article About UFC's Good Old Days", which is now up on the ADCC News.

You can also see it directly here.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Eddie Goldman Speaks With Jeff Thaler of Whaledog.com 

It is a tumultuous time in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA).

There are major allegations in the mainstream media in Japan of corruption and wrongdoing in the largest MMA outfits there, Pride and K-1. Pride has already been kicked off Fuji TV, a major broadcast network in Japan.

In the U.S., the UFC is setting all sorts of ratings records on television. At the same time, their owners are engaging in a war with most of the sport’s media which supported them and covered MMA for many years, including when the sport was banned on American cable television.

Few in what likes to call itself the MMA media have distinguished themselves by reporting on and discussing frankly all these types of issues.

One person who has decided to tackle these controversies head-on is veteran mixed martial arts journalist Jeff Thaler, who has recently revived his blog, Whaledog.com. That, of course, makes Jeff a perfect guest for this show.

On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Jeff Thaler about these and more controversies involving MMA as well as its media.

Also make sure to read and bookmark his site, at http://www.whaledog.com/.

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:

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Monday, July 03, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Roman Karmazin and Cory Spinks 


On this week’s edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman speaks with IBF 154-pound champion Roman Karmazin (34-1-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs) of St. Petersburg, Russia, and former undisputed world welterweight champion Cory Spinks (34-3, 11 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Karmazin, considered by many to be the top 154-pounder in the world, defends his title this Saturday, July 8, against Spinks in a fight in the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Spinks's hometown, and which will be telecast live in the U.S. on Showtime.

Karmazin won his title last July by earning a dominant unanimous decision over Kassim Ouma, but has not fought since. This will also be Spinks's first fight at 154, after dropping his welterweight titles to Zab Judah in February 2005, also Spinks's most recent fight.

Plus, we also discuss the state of the 154-pound division, one of boxing's most talent-rich.

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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Sunday, July 02, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED Podcast Now Playable Right Here 

That big gray box near the top of this page that is titled "NO HOLDS BARRED, the Podcast" now allows you to click on a show there and play NO HOLDS BARRED from here.

Technically, it is a Flash player which links to the NO HOLDS BARRED podcast page on PodOmatic.com.

The newest show is at the top, with them listed in reverse chronological order. You can also get specific information on each show by clicking on it to play and then clicking the "info" link on the left, which takes you to the PodOmatic page. Or you can go directly to the show's PodOmatic page for show descriptions, or to iTunes.

I also have added this same player for NO HOLDS BARRED to my profile page on MySpace.com.

Special thanks go to Jeff Thaler and Bernadette Robinson for helping me figure out how to do this.

Note to Odeo:

NO HOLDS BARRED: Ron Waterman

My Odeo Channel (odeo/e01e99936189cf95)

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