On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses a number of recent developments in mixed martial arts, including the rise of the countries of the former Soviet Union and what effect that is having on the sport and business of MMA. Also discussed are the prospects for MMA in Europe, Asia, and North America, how prospects are brought along differently in boxing and MMA and how their records must thusly be properly interpreted, the influence of the growth of grappling on MMA around the world, how MMA might get into the Olympics, and more.
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