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Tuesday, June 03, 2008
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reviews the CBS and EliteXC Saturday Night Fights card, which took place Saturday, May 31, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and was shown live in the U.S. on CBS.
We continue our discussion of the Pygmalion-like story of Kimbo Slice, examining its next chapter, his third-round TKO over James Thompson in the main event on this card.
We discuss the positive and negative aspects of this show, including the belittling of the role of grappling in mixed martial arts.
We conducted several interviews right after the show. We spoke with former UFC heavyweight and Pride Grand Prix champion Mark Coleman, who seconded Phil Baroni and Carlton Haselrig, about those fights, as well as his own return to fighting.
We spoke with middleweight Joey Villasenor, who scored a first-round TKO over Phil Baroni.
We spoke with unbeaten heavyweight Brett Rogers, who scored a first-round TKO over Jon Murphy.
And we got a brief comment from former UFC heavyweight champion and King of Pancrase Bas Rutten, who trains Kimbo Slice.
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