On this audio edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses whether the march of mixed martial arts into the world of mainstream sports is a good thing or not. We examine some of the recent instances of corruption, scandal, and tragedy in the mainstream sports. We criticize the recent statement by David Hill, chairman of the Fox Sports Media Group, which just signed a deal to televise UFC events, that MMA fighters are a "different breed" from boxers because "they're intelligent, they're smart, they're committed." We present a statement also criticizing Hill from Dr. Margaret Goodman, former ringside physician and head of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. And we offer a yardstick for judging these sports, why combat sports should be special, and their real value to most people.
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