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Friday, May 16, 2008
No Holds Barred: Save Arizona State Wrestling, Jeffrey Siegel of ESPN, EliteXC Fighters Robbie Lawler, Scott Smith, Gina Carano, Kaitlin Young
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman begins by discussing the outrageous decision by Arizona State University to close down, without any notice, its storied wrestling program. A web site has been set up as part of a campaign to save Arizona State University wrestling.
Next, we speak with Jeffrey Siegel, senior vice president, specialized sales and marketing, of ESPN. We discuss the importance of the combat sports of boxing, mixed martial arts, and wrestling to the ESPN group of networks.
Preparations for the first "CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights", which air Saturday, May 31, 9-11 PM ET/PT, are continuing. This event will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and will be first primetime major network broadcast of a mixed martial arts event in America.
On a media conference call this week, we spoke with Gina Carano and Kaitlin Young, who will be facing each other in a women's 140-pound fight. We spoke them, as well as EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw, about this fight and the importance of women competing in mixed martial arts.
On another media conference call, we spoke with EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Scott Smith, who have a title fight on this card.
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