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    Saturday, March 24, 2012

    No Holds Barred: Chatri Sityodtong Previews ONE FC War of the Lions March 31 Card 

    On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Chatri Sityodtong, the founder and CEO of the top martial arts training organization in Asia, Evolve MMA.

    Evolve MMA will have five fighters competing at the ONE FC: War of the Lions mixed martial arts card on Saturday, March 31, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

    The main event will be a lightweight fight between Evolve MMA fighter and BJJ champion Zorobabel "Zoro" Moreira of Brazil against Felipe Enomoto of Japan, who is coming off a second-round stoppage of Ole Laursen at ONE FC 2 last month. Evolve MMA fighter Fabricio "Pitbull" Monteiro of Brazil, coming off a two-year layoff, will have a tough assignment when he faces DEEP champion Yuya Shirai of Japan in a welterweight bout. Evolve MMA fighter Nicole Chua from Singapore will be fighting in the first-ever ONE FC women's fight against Jeet Toshi, a kickboxing champion from India, at a catchweight of 44 kg. Evolve MMA fighter Eddie Ng, originally from Hong Kong and the U.K. but now based in Singapore, will face Malaysian Muay Thai champion Jian Kai Chee in a lightweight bout. And Evolve MMA fighter Yodsanan Sityodtong of Thailand, the former WBA super featherweight world champion, will try to demonstrate his transition from boxing to MMA in a bantamweight fight against Art of War veteran Jiang Long Yun of China.

    This stacked card will also feature major fights involving Ole Laursen of Legacy Gym against URCC welterweight champion Eduard Folayang, both from the Philippines, in a highly-anticipated battle; DEEP light heavyweight champion Yoshiyuki Nakanishi of Japan against Melvin Manhoef of Mike's Gym in the Netherlands, who always provides action; Dream star and DEEP champion Masakazu Imanari of Japan against URCC flyweight champion Kevin Belingon of the Philippines; Dream star Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawajiri of Japan against American Donald Sanchez, who just regained the King of the Cage bantamweight championship; Quek Kim Hock against Juan Wen Jie, both from Singapore, in a lightweight fight; and American Richie Whitson of Team Quest against Danny van Bergen of Mike's Gym in the Netherlands.

    We spoke with Chatri Sityodtong by Skype on Tuesday Singapore time (Monday New York time) to preview this important card.

    "The whole ONE FC network has unified Asia in a way that's never been seen before, so that you truly can have the best fight the best in each country," he said during this interview.

    We discussed both the prospects for the Evolve MMA fighters and their opponents, as well as the other fights on this card, 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.

    No Holds Barred is also available on mobile phones and iPads through Stitcher.

    Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes.

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

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

    ONE Fighting Championship. ONE FC is Asia's largest and most prestigious mixed martial arts event. ONE FC features the best Asian fighters and has initiated the ONE Asia Partnership Network, which includes most of the major MMA promotions and MMA gyms in Asia. For more information, go to their web site, at ONEFC.com.

    DARE Championship. Based in Thailand, DARE is a mixed martial arts event where fighters from all over the world compete to become the DARE Champion. DARE is one of the first MMA promotions in Thailand, and has been televised in many countries and online. For more information, go to their web site, at DareFightSports.com.

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    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    No Holds Barred: Kushinda Lamarr Thornton on Values, Violence, Martial Arts, and MMA 




    (Photo by Keisha Morrisey)

    On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with veteran martial arts instructor Kushinda Lamarr Thornton of New Breed Life Arts.

    New Breed Life Arts is a dojo, based in Harlem, New York, that trains adults and children both in numerous martial arts and in life arts. They write on their web site that their "main focus is to assist people to become empowered, productive citizens, and to provide exposure to positive relevant images. The New Breed's goal is to provide information and enlightenment while utilizing mind, body and spirit concepts."

    They are also playing a key role in organizing the Battle of the Dojos martial arts tournament and show on Saturday, March 31, at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, New York.

    In an enlightening and important discussion, we spoke with Kushinda Lamarr Thornton Wednesday afternoon at his dojo. We discussed numerous issues, including values and respect in the traditional martial arts and the lack of respect in so much of MMA. He explained that the purpose of training in the martial arts is actually to prevent violence and not to promote violence. We also heard from our colleague and correspondent Keisha Morrisey, whose son had trained with Kushinda Lamarr. We also discussed some of the activities which will take place at the Battle of the Dojos event, and much, 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.

    No Holds Barred is also available on mobile phones and iPads through Stitcher.

    Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes.

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

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

    ONE Fighting Championship. ONE FC is Asia's largest and most prestigious mixed martial arts event. ONE FC features the best Asian fighters and has initiated the ONE Asia Partnership Network, which includes most of the major MMA promotions and MMA gyms in Asia. For more information, go to their web site, at ONEFC.com.

    DARE Championship. Based in Thailand, DARE is a mixed martial arts event where fighters from all over the world compete to become the DARE Champion. DARE is one of the first MMA promotions in Thailand, and has been televised in many countries and online. For more information, go to their web site, at DareFightSports.com.

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    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    No Holds Barred: King Mo Lawal on His Health, Nevada Hearing, Boxing and Wrestling, and Sensei Mo of Harlem 



    On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts fighter and former elite freestyle and college wrestler "King" Mo Lawal.

    "King" Mo gets us up-to-date about his recovery from knee surgeries and staph infections, and when he hopes to return to action full-time. He also discussed his upcoming hearing, scheduled for March 27, before the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding his unintentional use of a banned performance-enhancing substance. We discussed some of the recent major boxing bouts including the Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin fight, the many anticipated fights scheduled for the next few weeks, and whether boxing or MMA will be a bigger sport in ten years. "King" Mo explained why he likes to watch the Olympic Wrestling Trials more than the NCAA Wrestling Championships, but we also noted the many problems facing wrestling.

    A key part of this discussion involved our mutual admiration for a veteran martial artist from Harlem, Professor Mahaliel Haroom Sha Bethea AKA Sensei Mo of Fight Back MMA. We discussed the importance of Sensei Mo's work training kids in martial arts and self-defense, and "King" Mo's desire to meet him and assist in his work. This represents the true spirit of martial arts and combat sports.

    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.

    No Holds Barred is also available on mobile phones and iPads through Stitcher.

    Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes.

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

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

    ONE Fighting Championship. ONE FC is Asia's largest and most prestigious mixed martial arts event. ONE FC features the best Asian fighters and has initiated the ONE Asia Partnership Network, which includes most of the major MMA promotions and MMA gyms in Asia. For more information, go to their web site, at ONEFC.com.

    DARE Championship. Based in Thailand, DARE is a mixed martial arts event where fighters from all over the world compete to become the DARE Champion. DARE is one of the first MMA promotions in Thailand, and has been televised in many countries and online. For more information, go to their web site, at DareFightSports.com.

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    Monday, March 19, 2012

    No Holds Barred: Bob Mayeri Reviews Electrifying 2012 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships 


    (Photo of Logan Stieber and Jordan Oliver by Bob Mayeri)

    On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again speaks with our long-time colleague and wrestling correspondent, Bob Mayeri, to review the 2012 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships, which took place March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

    We spoke with Bob Mayeri, who covered this event matside in St. Louis, by phone Sunday night. We discussed the ten individual national championship matches as well as the team champions, Penn State, which won for the second year in a row. We examined why this event remains so spectacular year after year, what changes need to be made to improve the marketing and presentation of college wrestling, the noted increase this year in winners from colleges in the eastern part of the U.S., the new attendance records set this year, 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.

    No Holds Barred is also available on mobile phones and iPads through Stitcher.

    Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes.

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

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

    ONE Fighting Championship. ONE FC is Asia's largest and most prestigious mixed martial arts event. ONE FC features the best Asian fighters and has initiated the ONE Asia Partnership Network, which includes most of the major MMA promotions and MMA gyms in Asia. For more information, go to their web site, at ONEFC.com.

    DARE Championship. Based in Thailand, DARE is a mixed martial arts event where fighters from all over the world compete to become the DARE Champion. DARE is one of the first MMA promotions in Thailand, and has been televised in many countries and online. For more information, go to their web site, at DareFightSports.com.

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