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Saturday, March 07, 2015
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Bob Carson, the host of Carson's Corner.
To mark the ninth anniversary of the No Holds Barred podcast this week, we did not have cake or drink beer, but had a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion on the state of MMA and the combat sports in general.
We spoke with Bob Carson by Skype Wednesday.
Speaking of the state of MMA today, he minced no words.
"What you have is basically a spectacle that I don't think is on a solid foundation anymore," he said.
"I think that this is a sport now unfortunately that is one scandal away, one mishap away from extinction."
We discussed these myriad scandals plaguing MMA and whether or not it could survive in the long-term. We also discussed the lessons and implications of these scandals for re-emerging sports like catch wrestling and combat wrestling, the pathetic role played by virtually all of those who masquerade as the MMA "media", the current revival of boxing, and much, much more.
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