<$BlogRSDURL$>

Eddie Goldman is the host and producer of the No Holds Barred international podcast, the publisher of the No Holds Barred blog, and a senior contributing editor at the ADCC News.

Subscribe to No Holds Barred
Email:
Browse Archives at groups.google.com

Google
Web No Holds Barred

Saturday, February 06, 2010

No Holds Barred: Joe Warren on Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts 


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter Joe Warren.

A 2006 Greco-Roman wrestling world champion, and one of the most exciting competitors on the mat, Joe Warren has just signed to fight in the Bellator Fighting Championships mixed martial arts promotion in their featherweight (145 lbs.) tournament, starting this April. After just a few months of training, he made his mixed martial arts debut in 2009 in the Dream featherweight tournament in Japan. He won his first two fights over veterans Chase Beebe and Kid Yamamoto to advance to the finals, before losing to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Bibiano Fernandes.

We spoke at length with Joe Warren about his plans to continue wrestling while fighting. He told us why he believes that wrestling is a tougher sport than mixed martial arts. He elaborated on the relationship between wrestling and mixed martial arts, and the transition wrestlers must make when they become professional fighters. He discussed his fights in Dream, the upcoming tournament in Bellator, his goal of wrestling in the 2012 Olympics, his plans to open a new gym in Denver, Colorado, and much more.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum.

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

GRACIEMAG, the most reliable source of information on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. GRACIEMAG represents Jiu-Jitsu philosophy and features news, profiles, history, photos, videos, and tips and secrets of the mother of all martial arts. Published since 1996 in Brazil, GRACIEMAG: The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, is in both English and Portuguese, and is also online at GRACIEMAG.com.

FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

Labels: , , , , ,


1 comments Tweet
Share/Bookmark

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

No Holds Barred: Kevin Jackson and Iowa State Wrestling Midseason Report 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman gets a midseason report from Kevin Jackson, the head wrestling coach for the legendary Iowa State Cyclones.

Coach Jackson explains why he believes that defending NCAA champion Jake Varner, who is undefeated at 197 pounds this season, is the leading candidate for the Hodge Trophy, awarded to the most dominant college wrestler each year. We discuss the victory this past Sunday, Jan. 31, by Iowa State over Cornell, and the performances of the Cyclone wrestlers, who won seven of the ten matches. Coach Jackson lays out what second-ranked Iowa State, whose only losses this season have been to the undefeated and top-ranked University of Iowa Hawkeyes, must do to win a national team title at the 2010 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships, March 18-20, in Omaha, Nebraska. And we discuss what Iowa State has in store for the rest of the regular season as well as to which wrestlers particular attention should be paid.

In addition, we discuss the relation of mixed martial arts and wrestling. After winning an Olympic gold medal and two world championships in freestyle wrestling, Coach Jackson fought in mixed martial arts in 1997 and 1998, compiling a 4-2 record in UFC, Extreme Fighting, and Extreme Challenge. We discuss the problems wrestlers face in attempting to compete in both sports at the same time, and why he believes that wrestling is the best preparation for young athletes looking to fight someday in mixed martial arts.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum.

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

GRACIEMAG, the most reliable source of information on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. GRACIEMAG represents Jiu-Jitsu philosophy and features news, profiles, history, photos, videos, and tips and secrets of the mother of all martial arts. Published since 1996 in Brazil, GRACIEMAG: The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, is in both English and Portuguese, and is also online at GRACIEMAG.com.

FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

Labels: , , , ,


0 comments Tweet
Share/Bookmark

Sunday, January 31, 2010

No Holds Barred: John Perretti Critiques Strikeforce Miami 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with our colleague and senior correspondent John Perretti about the highly disappointing Strikeforce mixed martial arts card, held January 30 in Sunrise, Florida, and televised in the U.S. on Showtime.

In a blistering interview, we discuss why this card epitomizes how not to run a mixed martial arts promotion. We target the selection of many of the fighters who were highlighted on this televised card, the lack of quality matchmaking, the often poor technique, the atrocious announcing, the horrible refereeing, the absence of submission attempts, the weak chins of so many fighters in mixed martial arts, the failure to develop new fighters, the related shortcut of bringing in competitors for so-called entertainment value, the continued misuse of the Internet by the suits running this organization, and more.

Despite some impressive performances by a few of the fighters, overall this card is indicative of "the devolution of mixed martial arts," stated John Perretti. You can hear just how and why on No Holds Barred.

You can play or download No Holds Barred here. You can also download No Holds Barred here. If one link does not work, please try another. The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.

Make sure to visit the official boxing forum for No Holds Barred, the MySpace Boxing Forum.

No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

BJJMart.com, your premier source for all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gear, videos, books, and much more.

American Top Team. Whether you're a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at http://americantopteam.com/.

GRACIEMAG, the most reliable source of information on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. GRACIEMAG represents Jiu-Jitsu philosophy and features news, profiles, history, photos, videos, and tips and secrets of the mother of all martial arts. Published since 1996 in Brazil, GRACIEMAG: The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, is in both English and Portuguese, and is also online at GRACIEMAG.com.

FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

Labels: , , , , ,


0 comments Tweet
Share/Bookmark

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

The PodOmatic Podcast Player is available for free at:

  • Google Play
  • App Store
  • No Holds Barred Sponsors

  • Skullz Double-End Bags
  • USA Combat Wrestling
  • Links
  • ADCC NEWS
  • Eddie Goldman Presented Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award -- The Conscience of Combat Sports
  • The Boxing Tribune
  • "The Martist" with John Perretti
  • Catch Wrestling Alliance
  • MMA World Expo
  • GLOBAL-MMA.COM
  • Play the Game
  • Kristal Hart Show
  • E-Mail Icon Generator
  • Archives
    Subscribe to the NO HOLDS BARRED Blog Here




  • Google
    Web No Holds Barred

    Google Groups Subscribe to No Holds Barred
    Email:
    Browse Archives at groups.google.com
    © 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Eddie Goldman all rights reserved.