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Monday, July 31, 2006

"The Biggest Taboo in Mixed Martial Arts", on ADCC News 


My latest piece is up on the ADCC News.

It is called "The Biggest Taboo in Mixed Martial Arts".

The cat is finally out of the bag, but it might not be the one you expected. You can read the article right here.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED on PodOmatic.com, NowPublic.com, and Ourmedia.org 

For those who have been trying to listen to NO HOLDS BARRED on PodOmatic.com, you may have encountered that site going up and down. Such is life online. This is also why episodes of the show have been posted on other sites.

NO HOLDS BARRED is also available, for free of course, on my page at NowPublic.com.

Many episodes, including the two latest, are available on my page at Ourmedia.org, although that site has too often been unpredictable in its ability to have files uploaded to it.

Bookmark all these pages or, if they are all working, subscribe to their feeds.

Even one of the top sites on the web, MySpace.com, has been going up and down like a yo-yo the last week. The Internet is still, at best, really in early adolescence, and thus prone to the equivalent of tantrums. Maturity will hopefully come, civilization permitting.

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Friday, July 28, 2006

Dan Gable, Mario Mercado, Jason Bryant, Eddie Goldman on Takedown Radio, Sat., July 29 

This Saturday, July 29, I will be one of the guests on Takedown Radio, "America's Wrestling Radio Talk Show".

Featured guests include wrestling legend Dan Gable, Mario Mercado of Double Sport Competition Apparel, Jason Bryant of Intermat, and myself.

Takedown Radio airs on AM 1460 KXNO in Iowa and 101.5 FM KRRW in Minnesota. It can also be heard everywhere online for free by clicking right here.

The show runs from 9 AM to 11:00 AM CDT/10 AM to 12 Noon EDT. It is hosted by veteran wrestling journalist Scott Casber.

Here is the Takedown Radio press release about this show:

"America's Wrestling Radio Talk Show"
This week on Takedown Radio Dan Gable, Mercado, Jason Bryant, Eddie Goldman

This Saturday's TDR will be dedicated to the memory and strength of Don Dickason.

Don Dickason, Cornell class of '59 passed away in the hospital July 17, 2006, following complications from a heart attack he suffered in April of this year.

Don won the 167 pound title at the NCAA tournament in 1953, and also captured the EIWA crown that year. He was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and was a charter member of the Cornell Wrestling Hall of Distinguished Alumni that started in 2006. Don was one of Cornell's most loyal fans and he will be dearly missed.
Don Dickason June 3, 1931-July 17, 2006

Our guests on this week’s TDR-

Dan Gable- Asst. Head Coach University of Iowa. Dateline Iowa City Iowa..... What's changed, what will change and how are the plans shaping up for a NEW Iowa Hawkeye program.

Mario Mercado- Former Wrestler, Wrestling Ambassador, World Traveler and founder of Double Sport Competition Apparel. Mario will share his view on wrestling around the world. He's been there and done that.

Jason Bryant- Writer and Editor of Intermatwrestle.com. Jason joins us to give us his unique viewpoints, memory pictures and will offer a wrap on Fargo, ND.

Eddie Goldman- This venerable writer, editor, interviewer of all things boxing, wrestling, MMA and more joins us for what I'm sure will be a memorable interview. There appears to be trouble in the world of MMA at least in the UFC camp. Top talent leaving the organization and going elsewhere? Eddie knows and will share his opinions.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Jeff Thaler on the July 22 WFA Show 

On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, the second this week, host Eddie Goldman speaks with veteran mixed martial arts journalist Jeff Thaler about this past Saturday's World Fighting Alliance (WFA) card and pay-per-view at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

We discuss both the show overall and the prospects for success for the WFA, and also review the show fight by fight. We also discuss the recent messages from Nick Lembo, Counsel to the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, correcting numerous errors in articles by several newspaper boxing writers about the history of mixed martial arts, and explaining that the sport was sanctioned in New Jersey before Zuffa owned UFC.

Jeff has a blog at http://whaledog.com/.

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

NO HOLDS BARRED is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

Chinchek Sports Wear, your online store for mixed martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing clothing, including shirts, fight shorts, hoodies, hats, and more. Wear what the pros like Frank Shamrock, Chris Lytle, and Ron Waterman wear.

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

King of the Cage, the number one cage fighting promotion on the planet.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Bob Arum, Kelly Pavlik, Paulie Malignaggi, Dmitriy Salita, and Marc Fein of OLN 


On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman comments on this past Saturday's victory by welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir over Arturo Gatti.

We preview the new weekly boxing series starting this Thursday, July 27, on the OLN channel in the U.S. by speaking with Bob Arum, the CEO of Top Rank, which is providing both live and taped classic fights for this series; undefeated middleweight Kelly Pavlik (27-0, 24 KOs), who fights veteran Bronco McKart (48-6, 31 KOs) in this debut show coming from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT; and Marc Fein, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for OLN, about why his network decided to begin a regular boxing series.

We also speak with junior welterweight contender Paulie Malignaggi (21-1, 5 KOs) about his June 10 loss to undefeated WBO champ Miguel Cotto, the state of his injuries from that fight, and when he plans to return to the ring.

We speak with undefeated welterweight Dmitriy Salita (25-0-1, 15 KOs) ringside right after his latest victory this past Thursday, July 20, in the main event at the Broadway Boxing show at the Manhattan Center in New York. And we discuss many of the controversies emerging from that show, including the eighth-round stoppage of super middleweight Curtis Stevens (13-1, 11 KOs) by Marcos Primera (20-15-2, 13 KOs) and the melee which ensued right afterwards in the ring.

It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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NO HOLDS BARRED: David Tua, Shannon Briggs, Emanuel Steward 

On this week's special all-boxing edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with former heavyweight title challenger David Tua (44-3-1, 38 KOs), who headlines the Wednesday, July 26 edition of ESPN2's Wednesday Night Fights when he faces journeyman Edward Gutierrez (15-2, 6 KOs). This card is part of the Gotham Boxing series and takes place at the Grand Ballroom in the Manhattan Center in New York.

We also speak with heavyweight Shannon Briggs (47-4-1, 41 KOs) about his likely fight Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden against IBF heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko (46-3, 41 KOs). And we speak with Klitschko's trainer, Emanuel Steward, about numerous topics including the Klitschko-Briggs fight and his undefeated cruiserweight, Johnathon Banks (11-0, 8 KOs), who faces Eliseo Castillo (20-1-1, 15 KOs) on Wednesday's card.

We will also have another edition of NO HOLDS BARRED later this week to review this past Saturday's World Fighting Alliance (WFA) card with mixed martial arts journalist Jeff Thaler.

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

NO HOLDS BARRED is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

Chinchek Sports Wear, your online store for mixed martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing clothing, including shirts, fight shorts, hoodies, hats, and more. Wear what the pros like Frank Shamrock, Chris Lytle, and Ron Waterman wear.

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

King of the Cage, the number one cage fighting promotion on the planet.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

MySpace is Down 

MySpace.com has been down much of this weekend due to, they say, a power outage at their data center. I know this has been driving some people crazy, so here is a little lament I wrote about it:

MySpace is down,
My life is now over.
What in the world will I do?

Should I read a book?
Clean and cook?
Open a can of beef stew?

Oh Tom, you are cruel.
And dumb as a mule,
For making me wait so alone.

I mean, OMG!
It's so very hard,
To recall how to use my old phone.

So I sit here and cry,
I just want to die,
It's not fair to not have MySpace.

I stare out the window,
And wonder out loud,
How to talk to someone else's face.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Baldomir Stops Gatti in Nine 

Welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir (43-9-6, 13 KOs) successfully defended his crown by stopping crowd favorite Arturo Gatti (40-8, 31 KOs) by a TKO at 2:50 of the ninth round Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The bout was shown live in the U.S. on HBO.

Baldomir dominated the entire fight, landing right hands almost at will and walking right through Gatti’s clean punches. He knocked Gatti down twice in the ninth round, first with a left hook and then a barrage of punches which caused referee Wayne Hedgepeth correctly and mercifully to halt the fight.

With this decisive victory in an action-packed fight, Baldomir, who upset welterweight champion Zab Judah by unanimous decision in January, now becomes a leading candidate for 2006 Fighter of the Year. He also becomes a candidate for a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The well-worn Gatti, on the other hand, now has been battered in two of his last three fights, including his one-sided TKO loss last June to Mayweather. He must seriously consider retirement.

Mike Marley has a round-by-round description of this fight on FightNightNews.com. Check it out. If you missed this fight, there are several replays on HBO2, so check your local listings.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Why I Missed the WFA Pay-Per-View 

I was all set to have the best of both worlds tonight. I have two legal cable boxes from Time Warner Cable in New York City, two TV's, and two VCR's. One was set up to watch and tape the World Fighting Alliance (WFA) pay-per-view, which I was, of course, planning to pay for. The other was set for HBO, with the live fight between welterweight champ Carlos Baldomir and Arturo Gatti, and the tape of last week's Shane Mosley-Fernando Vargas pay-per-view.

Then I tried to order the WFA pay-per-view.

I have a digital box, put on channel 301 which shows In Demand 1, pressed the blue "B" button for buy, but then got a message that the order was being processed.

There it sat for many minutes, so I called the local number for the cable bandits, 718-358-0900, which connects you to their call center in northern Ontario. Some rude woman told me that they cannot process any "MOD" orders, meaning movies on demand. I told her this was a live show on channel 301, and of course she seemed confused about their own system. But she insisted there was nothing she could do.

This is one time such nonsense is not a result of corporate shenanigans against a competitor. Almost the same thing happened with HBO pay-per-view's Mayweather-Judah fight in April, which could not be ordered here, and their De La Hoya-Mayorga fight in May, which I only succeeded in ordering by getting a rare intelligent and helpful customer service rep on the phone for several minutes. And I mentioned all this to Mark Taffet, head of HBO pay-per-view, which of course is also part of the Time Warner media monster, and he told me he had gotten numerous reports of similar problems all over Manhattan with Time Warner Cable.

I pay for all these services, and for the ability to be able to order pay-per-views, which requires their digital box which, of course, costs extra. There is just no point in wasting any more time trying to order pay-per-views from this outfit.

It is also ridiculous for promoters to base their business plans on pay-per-view revenue from cable companies. Besides shutting out most fans, especially the younger ones, these videos usually end up rather quickly online somewhere.

Yes, these are pirated videos. But with the big pirates of the cable monopolies sticking you up for services and not delivering, I can no longer complain too loudly about the little pirates, who usually do not even profit from what they do.
The promoters should drop pay-per-view on cable and switch to Internet pay-per-view. They won't have to share most of the revenue with the cable sharks and can reach the entire world.

Anyway, the Mosley-Vargas 2 replay is almost done, so let me get back to the tube.

Screw the cable monopolies. Screw TV. Screw newspapers. Long live the Internet.

Update: Now MySpace is down! I shoulda gone to the bar.

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Bernadette Robinson and Me 



Bernadette Robinson, the Boxing Queen of Myspace, and me at Broadway Boxing, July 20, 2006. I assume you can tell who is who.

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Friday, July 21, 2006

"Broadway's Best Theater: Salita Wins After Midnight, Primera Stops Stevens" on FightNightNews.com 


My latest article on FightNightNews.com is up, a review of Thursday night's Broadway Boxing card at New York's Manhattan Center. It is called "Broadway's Best Theater: Salita Wins After Midnight, Primera Stops Stevens", so check it out.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Eddie Goldman Speaks With Bob Meyrowitz 

On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Bob Meyrowitz, former CEO of eYada.com and Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG), which started and produced the original Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) shows from 1993 to 2000.

Bob offers his take on what he thinks of the current UFC product and the level of talent in it under its present owner, Zuffa. He also refutes the many factually incorrect articles that have appeared mainly in newspapers claiming that when SEG put on UFC shows, there were no rules, that the company ran from sanctioning by state athletic commissions, and that the level of athlete in the early UFC's was low. He recounts how UFC was sanctioned by the New York State Athletic Commission in late 1996, but how the commission double-crossed UFC at the last moment. He discusses UFC's attempt in 1999 to get sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and who on that commission opposed its sanctioning. Plus, he tells us who among the mainstream media and numerous boxing writers now commenting on UFC and its history have actually bothered to contact him to find out his views and what occurred.

Plus, Bob talks about his plans to run a new mixed martial arts event in the very near future, plans which have not been completely finalized yet but are expected to be so in a very short time. And he tells us what his attitude is towards the mixed martial arts and fight media, as well as other promoters, an issue which has again come to the fore.

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

NO HOLDS BARRED is free to listen to and is sponsored by:

Chinchek Sports Wear, your online store for mixed martial arts, boxing, and kickboxing clothing, including shirts, fight shorts, hoodies, hats, and more. Wear what the pros like Frank Shamrock, Chris Lytle, and Ron Waterman wear.

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

King of the Cage, the number one cage fighting promotion on the planet.

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Eddie Goldman Interviewed by Judyth Piazza of The Student Operated Press 


The tables were turned for once, and in a good way, as I was just the subject of an audio interview Tuesday by Judyth Piazza, CEO and editor of The Student Operated Press. This site aims to give aspiring student writers the opportunity to have their work published.

The interview focused on what motivates me in my journalistic activities as well as my background and advice to young, aspiring journalists. As expected, my answers were No Holds Barred.

Plus, Ms. Piazza did a good, professional job in setting up and conducting this interview, as well as using the many tools of the Internet including her account at MySpace.com. I think we will be hearing a lot more from her in the world of journalism.

You can listen to this interview, and for free, at the Student Operated Press site here.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Carlos Baldomir, Buddy McGirt, and Dmitriy Salita 


On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman comments on this past Saturday's rematch between Shane Mosley, and Fernando Vargas in Las Vegas, and what it says about the value of the many boxing pay-per-view shows.

We also preview this coming Saturday's fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, between welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir (42-9-6, 12 KOs) of Santa Fe, Argentina, and Arturo Gatti (40-7, 31 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ, USA. We speak with Baldomir and Gatti's trainer, Buddy McGirt. And we also speak with undefeated prospect Dmitriy Salita (24-0-1, 14 KOs), originally from Odessa, Ukraine, and now living in Brooklyn, NY, USA, who fights this Thursday, July 20, headlining the Broadway Boxing show at the Manhattan Center in New York.

It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

"The MySpace Queens of Boxing" on FightNightNews.com 


My first article on FightNightNews.com is up, and I have hit the ground running.

It is about Katrina Walters and Bernadette Robinson, and called "The MySpace Queens of Boxing". It discusses how MySpace.com is being used by them to spread news and information about fighters.

Check it out and don’t miss this boat, because as I write this, there are over 93 million accounts on MySpace with that number growing literally every minute.

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Eddie Goldman Signs On With Mike Marley’s FightNightNews.com 


As has now been reported, I am starting this week as a regular contributor to the hottest new boxing site on the Internet, FightNightNews.com.

This site is run by Mike Marley, who first began in the boxing business in 1963 at the age of 13 when he started the Cassius Clay Fan Club. Since then the colorful Marley has done just about everything including being an amateur boxer, a producer for Howard Cosell at ABC television, a boxing reporter for the New York Post, a public relations man for Don King, and earning his law degree.

FightNightNews.com should be both informative, fun, controversial, well-written, and, sometimes, outrageous. Make sure to check it out and bookmark it.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Eddie Goldman Speaks With Jeremy Lappen, CEO of the World Fighting Alliance (WFA) 

On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Jeremy Lappen, CEO of the World Fighting Alliance (WFA). They are running a major mixed martial arts card Sat., July 22, at the Forum in Los Angeles and on pay-per-view, headlined by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fighting Matt Lindland.

Included in this discussion are Jeremy Lappen commenting on the fight card for this event, the WFA's business and media plans to become a major mixed martial arts promotion, and his attitude to other mixed martial arts organizations.

Eddie also offers his usual NO HOLDS BARRED commentary on the latest move by the UFC to work with Pride in the wake of that group getting kicked off Fuji TV, a major broadcast network in Japan, following allegations in the Japanese media that Pride is actually owned and run by the yakuza, Japanese organized crime (charges which Pride, of course, denies).

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

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.

King of the Cage, the number one cage fighting promotion on the planet.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: MySpace Boxing, and Trainers Jack Mosley and Danny Smith 


On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman comments on the upset victory by former welterweight champion Cory Spinks (35-3, 11 KOs) over Roman Karmazin (34-2-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs) to win his IBF 154-pound title in St. Louis, Missouri, this past Saturday night.

We discuss the importance of boxers using the social networking site MySpace.com to help win new and younger fans to the sport, and to promote and market themselves.

And interviewed are Jack Mosley, father and trainer of Shane Mosley, and Danny Smith, trainer of Fernando Vargas, about the Mosley-Vargas rematch coming up this Saturday, July 15, in Las Vegas, and to be shown in the U.S. on HBO pay-per-view.

It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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ON THE RADIO: EDDIE GOLDMAN ON "JOEY REYNOLDS SHOW" MON. NIGHT/TUES. MORNING 

I will once again be a guest on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" on radio this Monday night/Tuesday morning, July 10/11. I will be discussing with Joey the very busy boxing schedule in New York, where there will be three live shows, on July 20 and July 26 at the Manhatan Center, and August 5 at Madison Square Garden, as well as Cory Spinks's inspiring comeback fight this past Saturday in St. Louis.

The "Joey Reynolds Show" is heard on over 80 radio stations. This talk show airs live beginning at midnight and runs to 5 AM, on WOR 710 AM in New York. I am scheduled to come on at about 2 AM EDT.

You can also listen to the "Joey Reynolds Show" online. For more information on the show's webcast, go to http://www.wor710.com/listen.shtml.

For more information on the "Joey Reynolds Show," go to http://wor710.com/joey_reynolds.shtml/.

For more information on Myra Chanin, who works with the show, and also about Joey and the show, go to http://motherwonderful.com/.

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

"UFC vs. Boxing: Fool Me Once ...." on ADCC News 

So which did you watch this past Saturday night, UFC 61 on pay-per-view or the successful comeback fight of Cory Spinks against Roman Karmazin shown in the U.S. on Showtime boxing? I viewed the latter, as well as the impressive preview show for the World Fighting Alliance’s July 22 card in Los Angeles, shown on Showtime right after the boxing.

I have a commentary about these on the ADCC News called “UFC vs. Boxing: Fool Me Once ....”, so check it out. As usual, it’s No Holds Barred.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

WFA July 22 Preview Show on Showtime 

We just received word from veteran fight announcer Stephen Quadros that the preview show for the July 22 World Fighting Alliance (WFA) pay-per-view show will air on Showtime. The press release is below. You can also check out Showtime’s online schedule to make sure when it is available in your area.

Here is his message:

You HAVE to check this out (below)! I'm all over this program!

Take care,

Stephen Quadros
"The Fight Professor"
http://StephenQuadros.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Quadros

Showtime to Air "WFA: King of the Streets" Countdown Special Nationally in Advance of World Fighting Alliance MMA Pay-Per-View Event on July 22nd From Los Angeles, CA

The World Fighting Alliance (WFA), a recently launched national mixed martial arts (MMA) organization featuring some of the sport's biggest names, reached an agreement today with Showtime Television. Under the new partnership, Showtime will broadcast on its network throughout the month of July, the WFA's thirty-minute preview/countdown special for its upcoming WFA: King of the Streets national pay-per-view event on July 22nd from the Forum in Los Angeles.

The thirty-minute countdown show will premiere on Showtime THIS SATURDAY, July 8, 2006 at 12:00 a.m. MIDNIGHT EST/PST following Showtime championship boxing.

The WFA countdown show will also air as follows (all times are EST and PST):

Day Date Time
Sun. 7/9 2:00pm
Wed. 7/12 1:30am
Thu. 7/13 5:30pm
Fri. 7/14 10:00am, 12:30 am
Sun. 7/16 3:30am
Mon. 7/17 2:00am
Tue. 7/18 1:45pm
Wed. 7/19 1:00am
Fri. 7/21 5:35pm
Sat. 7/22 5:30pm

WFA: King of the Streets features arguably the most impressive U.S. MMA fight card ever assembled highlighted by the highly anticipated return of legendary MMA fighter Bas Rutten to fight veteran street fighter Kimo, and the WFA debut of international MMA star Quinton "Rampage" Jackson taking on former U.S. Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Matt Lindland. The preview special will feature personal profiles on the four main event fighters along with several other interviews highlighting the star-studded lineup of MMA stars comprising the unparalleled fight card featured at the event on July 22nd.

WFA: King of the Streets will be broadcast live on pay-per-view television via iNDemand and Dish Network (check local listings for details). Tickets are available at all Ticket Master outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or WFA.TV or charge by phone at (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000, (661) 322-2525 or (805) 583-8700.

For more information on the WFA and "WFA: King of the Streets," July 22nd at the Forum in Los Angeles, visit www.wfa.tv .

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

“Memo to All Boxers: Get on MySpace!” on TheSweetScience.com 

For me, life is too precious, short, and fun to be lived anywhere other than on the cutting edge, and as often as I can. I’ve pursued that goal once again in my latest column on TheSweetScience.com.

It is called “Memo to All Boxers: Get on MySpace!” and challenges the technophobic, backwards, and anti-Internet culture in boxing. It also appeals to the boxers themselves to take matters into their own hands and, as the title suggests, get on MySpace.com to spread the word about their activities.

Plus, we also confirmed at a New York press conference Thursday that undefeated junior middleweight contender Sechew Powell indeed is maintaining his own MySpace account. You can see it at http://www.myspace.com/ironhorse154. He will next be fighting Aug. 5 at Madison Square Garden against former 154-pound champ Kassim Ouma.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

"Another Bad Newspaper Article About UFC's Good Old Days" on ADCC News 


I am just getting totally sick and tired of the latest round of misinformation about the history of UFC and mixed martial arts appearing in the mainstream commercial media, and in particular in those smelly, dirty, obsolete trash hoggers known as newspapers.

So I have just written a new major piece, called "Another Bad Newspaper Article About UFC's Good Old Days", which is now up on the ADCC News.

You can also see it directly here.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED: Eddie Goldman Speaks With Jeff Thaler of Whaledog.com 

It is a tumultuous time in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA).

There are major allegations in the mainstream media in Japan of corruption and wrongdoing in the largest MMA outfits there, Pride and K-1. Pride has already been kicked off Fuji TV, a major broadcast network in Japan.

In the U.S., the UFC is setting all sorts of ratings records on television. At the same time, their owners are engaging in a war with most of the sport’s media which supported them and covered MMA for many years, including when the sport was banned on American cable television.

Few in what likes to call itself the MMA media have distinguished themselves by reporting on and discussing frankly all these types of issues.

One person who has decided to tackle these controversies head-on is veteran mixed martial arts journalist Jeff Thaler, who has recently revived his blog, Whaledog.com. That, of course, makes Jeff a perfect guest for this show.

On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Jeff Thaler about these and more controversies involving MMA as well as its media.

Also make sure to read and bookmark his site, at http://www.whaledog.com/.

To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click here or here.

Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

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.

King of the Cage, the number one cage fighting promotion on the planet.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Roman Karmazin and Cory Spinks 


On this week’s edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman speaks with IBF 154-pound champion Roman Karmazin (34-1-1, 1 ND, 21 KOs) of St. Petersburg, Russia, and former undisputed world welterweight champion Cory Spinks (34-3, 11 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Karmazin, considered by many to be the top 154-pounder in the world, defends his title this Saturday, July 8, against Spinks in a fight in the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Spinks's hometown, and which will be telecast live in the U.S. on Showtime.

Karmazin won his title last July by earning a dominant unanimous decision over Kassim Ouma, but has not fought since. This will also be Spinks's first fight at 154, after dropping his welterweight titles to Zab Judah in February 2005, also Spinks's most recent fight.

Plus, we also discuss the state of the 154-pound division, one of boxing's most talent-rich.

It is free to listen to SecondsOut Radio, but you must register to gain access to it. Just click here, and listen, learn, and enjoy.

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

NO HOLDS BARRED Podcast Now Playable Right Here 

That big gray box near the top of this page that is titled "NO HOLDS BARRED, the Podcast" now allows you to click on a show there and play NO HOLDS BARRED from here.

Technically, it is a Flash player which links to the NO HOLDS BARRED podcast page on PodOmatic.com.

The newest show is at the top, with them listed in reverse chronological order. You can also get specific information on each show by clicking on it to play and then clicking the "info" link on the left, which takes you to the PodOmatic page. Or you can go directly to the show's PodOmatic page for show descriptions, or to iTunes.

I also have added this same player for NO HOLDS BARRED to my profile page on MySpace.com.

Special thanks go to Jeff Thaler and Bernadette Robinson for helping me figure out how to do this.

Note to Odeo:

NO HOLDS BARRED: Ron Waterman

My Odeo Channel (odeo/e01e99936189cf95)

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