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Monday, May 14, 2007
On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu legend Wallid Ismail.
Wallid is the driving force behind the newly-formed Mixed Martial Arts World League (MMAWL). This organization has recently begun offering webcasts of many MMA fight events from around the world put on by various promoters. Using the latest technology from the Internet TV provider wavelit.com, these shows are being offered both as pay-per-views and for free.
The next live pay-per-view webcast will be the Gracie Fighting Championships MMA event, which will be held this coming Saturday, May 19, at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Among those headlining that card will be ADCC and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and 2007 ADCC champion Damian Maia.
We spoke with the always-outspoken and colorful Wallid about all these topics and how he sees the MMAWL developing.
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