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Monday, April 28, 2008
On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with freestyle wrestler Mo Lawal and Ron Scott Stevens, the chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.
This past Saturday, April 26, Mo Lawal won his third U.S. Nationals title at 84 kg/185 lbs. With this victory, he advances directly into the finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which take place June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. The winners at the Olympic Team Trials will represent the U.S. at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, in August.
We spoke at length with Mo Lawal about his victory at the Nationals and his plans for the future.
Since 1997, the sport of mixed martial arts has been banned in the State of New York. Now there are plans to repeal the regressive legislation outlawing it and place it under the sanctioning of the New York State Athletic Commission.
To get his view on this matter, we spoke with Ron Scott Stevens, the chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission.
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Labels: boxing, Eddie Goldman, freestyle wrestling, mixed martial arts, MMA, Mo Lawal, New York State Athletic Commission, No Holds Barred, Olympic Trials, Olympics, Ron Scott Stevens, UFC, USA Wrestling