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Saturday, May 24, 2008
No Holds Barred: Fedor Emelianenko, Tim Sylvia, Josh Barnett, Pedro Rizzo, Matt Lindland, Fabio "Negao" Nascimento, Ben Rothwell, Affliction Banned
At a New York news conference this past Thursday, we spoke with many of the fighters who will appear on this show. We interviewed the top heavyweight and pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, and his opponent, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. We spoke with another former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett, and his opponent, Pedro Rizzo, who fight in a rematch of their 2001 bout, which was won by Rizzo by knockout. We spoke with one of the top middleweights in the world, Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling silver medalist Matt Lindland, and his opponent, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Fabio "Negao" Nascimento. And we spoke with heavyweight star Ben Rothwell, who faces an opponent to be announced shortly.
As always, these are No Holds Barred interviews, covering not only MMA, but collegiate and catch wrestling, the politics of the combat sports, and the issues facing MMA fighters such as the restrictive and onerous contracts from companies such as the UFC.
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