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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

SecondsOut Radio: Winky Wright, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Carlos Quintana, Joshua Clottey 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman previews the two competing cards which will be presented live on American television at the same time this coming Saturday night, December 2.

    We speak with one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world today, Winky Wright (37-3-1, 25 KOs), who fights former world welterweight champion Ike Quartey (37-3-1, 31 KOs) at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, in a middleweight contest. This bout will headline the live telecast Saturday on HBO in the U.S.

    We speak with the undefeated fighters Miguel Cotto (27-0, 22 KOs) and Carlos Quintana (23-0, 18 KOs), who battle for the vacant WBA welterweight belt at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, also on Saturday, December 2. And we speak with WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito (33-4, 1 NC, 24 KOs), who also on that card defends his title against Joshua Clottey (30-1, 20 KOs).

    The Miguel Cotto-Carlos Quintana and Antonio Margarito-Joshua Clottey fights will be shown in the U.S. live on Showtime.

    We also discuss why, despite the unquestionable talent of these fighters, it is not good for boxing that these live telecasts are programmed directly against each other.

    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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    Monday, November 27, 2006

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Ron Waterman and BodogFight 


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  • On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts veteran Ron Waterman. He will fight this Saturday night, December 2, in a superfight against Roger Gracie, a world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and at the 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, who is making his MMA debut. This fight will be shown on the BodogFight pay-per-view event coming from the Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We discuss this upcoming fight and also get tips from Ron about nutrition, training, and diet.

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

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

    The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

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

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S., and Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, and to check your local listings for dates and times. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events, including the first IFL World Team Championship final, set for Friday, Dec. 29, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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    Friday, November 24, 2006

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Rico Chiapparelli and the Arte Suave of Submission Wrestling 


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  • On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Rico Chiapparelli about the latest edition of the event he runs, the Professional Submission League (PSL). Their most recent show was held Friday, November 17, at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Culver City, Calif., near Los Angeles.

    Submission wrestling, according to Rico, is the "arte suave" of combat sports. "We're the top end of the combat market," he said in this interview.

    We discuss why he believes this, as well as what went right and what went wrong at their latest event, and what the future holds for the PSL.

    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.

    The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

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

    IFL, the International Fight League, the world's first professional mixed martial arts league. Make sure to check out their regular TV shows on FSN (Fox Sports Net) in the U.S., and Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, and to check your local listings for dates and times. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events, including the first IFL World Team Championship final, set for Friday, Dec. 29, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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

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    Thursday, November 23, 2006

    Teaching About Thanksgiving 

    Below is a brief excerpt from an article called THE PLYMOUTH THANKSGIVING STORY. It was printed and then posted online by the Fourth World Documentation Project, and can be seen in full at http://www.2020tech.com/thanks/temp.html#story .

    THE PLYMOUTH THANKSGIVING STORY

    Today the town of Plymouth Rock has a Thanksgiving ceremony each year in remembrance of the first Thanksgiving. There are still Wampanoag people living in Massachusetts. In 1970, they asked one of them to speak at the ceremony to mark the 350th anniversary of the Pilgrim's arrival. Here is part of what was said:

    "Today is a time of celebrating for you -- a time of looking back to the first days of white people in America. But it is not a time of celebrating for me. It is with a heavy heart that I look back upon what happened to my People. When the Pilgrims arrived, we, the Wampanoags, welcomed them with open arms, little knowing that it was the beginning of the end. That before 50 years were to pass, the Wampanoag would no longer be a tribe. That we and other Indians living near the settlers would be killed by their guns or dead from diseases that we caught from them. Let us always remember, the Indian is and was just as human as the white people.

    "Although our way of life is almost gone, we, the Wampanoags, still walk the lands of Massachusetts. What has happened cannot be changed. But today we work toward a better America, a more Indian America where people and nature once again are important."

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    Monday, November 20, 2006

    SecondsOut Radio: Edgar Santana, James McGirt Jr., James "Buddy" McGirt Sr., Lou DiBella 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by commenting on the international significance for the sport of boxing of this past Saturday's third-round knockout victory in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, by super featherweight Manny Pacquiao (43-3-2, 33 KOs) from Kibawe, Philippines, over Erik Morales (48-5, 34 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico. We also point out how this fight appears to have made Pacquiao, our guest on this show last week, as the frontrunner to be named Fighter of the Year for 2006.

    We also speak with a fighter who may be on the verge of making it into the big time, junior welterweight prospect Edgar Santana (20-2, 13 KOs). He scored an impressive third-round TKO over a game Meacher Major (11-3-1, 10 KOs) on the Broadway Boxing card held at New York's Manhattan Center this past Wednesday, November 15.

    We speak with another young prospect, middleweight/super middleweight James McGirt Jr. (12-0, 1 NC, 7 KOs). He has just signed with promoter Lou DiBella and will make his Broadway Boxing debut December 14. We also speak with his father and trainer, former world champion James "Buddy" McGirt Sr., about how this father-son combination will work. And we speak with promoter Lou DiBella about this past Wednesday's card as well as what is next for Broadway Boxing and his fighters.

    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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    Tuesday, November 14, 2006

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Gareb Shamus 


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  • On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman begins by addressing some of the recent problems and latest scandals in the mixed martial arts and the combat sports. Among the issues discussed are the latest round of dope cheats getting caught, the latest failure of a one-day tournament in Pride, the failure of the cage in groups like UFC to be a good place to encourage the use of the best technique possible in MMA, and the very bad decision in the Chris Lytle-Matt Serra fight in UFC this past Saturday night.

    Next comes the good stuff.

    Although he is retired from fighting, mixed martial arts and wrestling legend Randy Couture will be returning to the mat at least one more time this Friday, November 17. Couture, a four-time U.S. Greco-Roman national champion and a three-time All-American at Oklahoma State, and a former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, will be competing in a submission wrestling match in the main event of the Professional Submission League (PSL) show Friday at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Culver City, Calif., near Los Angeles.

    Couture's opponent will be the two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Absolute Mundial and ADCC World Submission Champion, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza from Manaus, the capital of the Amazon State in Brazil, and considered by many to be one of the top submission artists in the world.

    This PSL event can be seen live as an Internet pay-per-view webcast and will also have a free live audiocast. For more information, go to the PSL site at http://www.prosubleague.com/.

    We spoke with Randy Couture in a telephone interview about this event, as well as several other issues, including the documentary film called "FIGHTER", directed by filmmaker and former wrestler Pericles Lewnes, which is making the rounds of the film festival circuit.

    This film provides a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mixed martial arts world of the mid- to late-1990s. The film also documents the key role played by former NCAA wrestling champion and Iowa Hawkeye Rico Chiapparelli in training wrestlers to make the transition to mixed martial arts. That period is considered by yours truly as the real Golden Age of UFC. The documentary "FIGHTER" is a must-see for all those interested in mixed martial arts, wrestling, combat sports, or sports in general. It pulls no punches, and is thus a treat for those who like their combat sports history no-holds-barred.

    "FIGHTER" is available on video from MMA Classics. The web site of Randy Couture is here. The web site of his new gym, the Legends Mixed Martial Arts Training Center in Hollywood, Calif., is here.

    We also got a chance to speak with MMA legend Ken Shamrock and International Fight League (IFL) CEO and co-founder Gareb Shamus on a media conference call last week. Ken Shamrock is the IFL's newest coach and will head the Northern California-based Lions beginning with the 2007 IFL season. We spoke with Ken about that, and also Gareb Shamus about the business and television side of the IFL.

    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.

    The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

    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.

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    Monday, November 13, 2006

    SecondsOut Radio: Manny Pacquiao, Erik Morales, Freddie Roach, Shannon Briggs, Laila Ali, Wladimir Klitschko 

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  • On this week's packed edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by previewing this coming Saturday's fight which is known as "The Grand Finale!" This battle involves two modern-day legends of the ring: super featherweights Manny Pacquiao (42-3-2, 32 KOs) from Kibawe, Philippines, and Erik Morales (48-4, 34 KOs) from Tijuana, Mexico.

    Morales won their first bout on March 19, 2005, with an exciting unanimous decision. Pacquiao took the rematch with a tenth-round TKO on January 21, 2006. Now the popular Pacquiao and Morales meet for the third and likely final time this Saturday, November 18, in Las Vegas in a fight which will be shown live in the U.S. on HBO Pay-Per-View.

    We spoke with Manny Pacquiao, Erik Morales, and Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, to preview what is expected to be yet another action-packed fight.

    The new WBO heavyweight champion, Shannon Briggs (48-4-1, 42 KOs), returned to his hometown of New York this past week to celebrate his victory over Sergei Liakhovich (23-2, 14 KOs) on November 4. We caught up with the new champ at a media event one day before the Wladimir Klitschko-Calvin Brock fight at Madison Square Garden on November 11. We also spoke with him right after that fight, at the postfight news conference at the Garden.

    The unbeaten WBC and WIBA super middleweight champion Laila Ali (23-0, 20 KOs) was victorious on that Garden card, stopping Shelley Burton (8-3-1, 2 KOs) with a fourth-round TKO. We spoke with Laila Ali, still regarded by most observers as being the best female boxer in the world today, at the postfight news conference. We also discuss some of the controversies in women's boxing today.

    We also play an excerpt from that news conference where the IBF heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko (47-3, 42 KOs), shortly after defeating the previously-unbeaten challenger Calvin Brock (29-1, 22 KOs) by a seventh-round knockout, stated whom he would like to fight next. And we reiterate the need for some type of tournament to unify the very fragmented heavyweight title.

    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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    Thursday, November 09, 2006

    Eddie Goldman On "Joey Reynolds Show" Thursday Night/Friday Morning Discussing Saturday's Garden Fights 


    I will be a guest on the nationally-syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" Thursday night/Friday morning, Nov. 9/10.

    The topic will be Saturday night's big boxing card at Madison Square Garden featuring the title defense by IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (46-3, 41 KOs) against the undefeated challenger, Calvin Brock (29-0, 22 KOs), and the Madison Square Garden debut of the unbeaten WBC and WIBA super middleweight champion Laila Ali (22-0, 19 KOs), who is considered by most observers as the best female boxer in the world today. When Laila Ali fights challenger Shelley Burton (8-2-1, 2 KOs) in a title bout, her legendary father, the one and only Muhammad Ali, is slated to be in attendance.

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

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

    For more information on the "Joey Reynolds Show," go to http://wor710.com/pages/46370.php?contentType=4&contentId=157588.

    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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    NO HOLDS BARRED: Wladimir Klitschko, Emanuel Steward, Floyd Mayweather Sr. 


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  • In the third show this week of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman gets some final thoughts in about the huge boxing show taking place this Saturday, November 11, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    At the final prefight news conference held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Garden, we spoke with the IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (46-3, 41 KOs) about how he views his fight with his undefeated challenger, Calvin Brock (29-0, 22 KOs). We also spoke with Klitschko's trainer Emanuel Steward about how he sees this fight and Klitschko's place in the heavyweight division. We also hear a poem read at the press conference by trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. about his fighter, the unbeaten WBC and WIBA super middleweight champion, Laila Ali (22-0, 19 KOs). She is considered by most as the best female boxer in the world today, and, in her Madison Square Garden debut, will fight Shelley Burton (8-2-1, 2 KOs) in a title bout.

    We also discuss what must be done to end the confusion in the heavyweight division, where a quickly changing cast of fighters each separately holds belts from the four largest sanctioning bodies, and how an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world can emerge. And we comment once again on the decision by HBO not to televise Laila Ali's fight in the U.S., even though it will be seen on the German and international telecasts of this show.

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

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

    The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

    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.

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    Wednesday, November 08, 2006

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Evander Holyfield, Fres Oquendo, Vitali Klitschko, Laila Ali, Floyd Mayweather Sr., Calvin Brock 


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  • On a second edition this week of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman discusses the upcoming boxing cards which will take place this weekend.

    We first preview the fight this Friday night, November 10, between former world heavyweight champion, the 44-year-old Evander Holyfield (39-8-2, 26 KOs), and Fres Oquendo (26-3, 16 KOs), which will take place in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and will be shown on pay-per-view. We spoke with Holyfield and Oquendo on a media conference call.

    We next preview the main fights which will take place this coming Saturday, November 11, at Madison Square Garden in New York. At a public workout Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Grand Central Station, we caught up with the former WBC and WBO world heavyweight champion and now-retired fighter Vitali Klitschko, whose brother Wladimir is defending his IBF title. We spoke with the unbeaten WBC and WIBA super middleweight champion Laila Ali (22-0, 19 KOs), who is also regarded by many observers as being the best female boxer in the world today, who, in her Madison Square Garden debut, will fight Shelley Burton (8-2-1, 2 KOs) in a title bout. We spoke with her trainer, the former world champion Floyd Mayweather Sr., about how he ranks Laila Ali, as well as getting comments on the recent performance of his son, welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., and what he will do if his son does fight Oscar De La Hoya, whom Floyd Sr. trains, next year. And we also spoke with the undefeated former Olympian Calvin Brock (29-0, 22 KOs) about his title fight this Saturday night with Wladimir Klitschko.

    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.

    The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

    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.

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    Monday, November 06, 2006

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Stephen Quadros on the IFL 


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  • On this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman discusses that rising mixed martial arts organization, the International Fight League (IFL), with their lead television announcer, "The Fight Professor" Stephen Quadros.

    We discuss the IFL's World Team Championship semifinals, which were held November 2 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, and won by the Silverbacks based in the Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill., and the Wolfpack of Portland. These two teams now advance to the IFL World Team Championship Final, which will be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 29, and shown the next day in the U.S. on FSN (Fox Sports Net). We also discuss some more general issues regarding the direction taken by the IFL, including their rules and their unique concept of presenting team competition in the mixed martial arts.

    Stephen also has his own web site and page on MySpace.com.

    I have also been interviewed several times in the recent weeks. I was quoted in an article about the IFL called "A league of their own" by Dunstan Prial on Northjersey.com on Sunday, October 29, 2006. This is the web site of The Record and Herald News newspapers. I also was a guest on the syndicated Joey Reynolds Show on WOR radio on October 26. And I was a guest on a recent edition of Fight Opinion Radio, which can be heard here.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, just click
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    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    The NO HOLDS BARRED theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter.

    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.

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    SecondsOut Radio: Wladimir Klitschko, Laila Ali, Calvin Brock, David Tua, Joe Greene, Pete Quillin 

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  • On this week's packed edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman reviews some of this past weekend's fights and previews what is on tap this coming weekend.

    We open by discussing the masterful performance by Floyd Mayweather Jr. (37-0, 24 KOs), who captured the WBC and linear welterweight title Saturday, November 4, by dominating Carlos Baldomir (43-10-6, 13 KOs) with a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision in Las Vegas. We then discuss the dramatic last-second TKO victory by Shannon Briggs (48-4-1, 42 KOs), also on Saturday, November 4, to take the WBO heavyweight championship from Sergei Liakhovich (23-2, 14 KOs) in Phoenix, Arizona. Plus, we address the criticisms made by some in the media of all these fighters and their respective fights.

    Next, we review some of the fights from the Gotham Boxing card this past Friday, November 3, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. We speak with former heavyweight contender David Tua (46-3-1, 40 KOs), who won his fight by a seventh-round stoppage, and unbeaten prospects super middleweight Joe Greene (14-0, 8 KOs) and middleweight Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (8-0, 7 KOs), who each won their bouts by stoppages as well.

    Last but far from least, we preview the main fights which will take place this coming Saturday, November 11, at Madison Square Garden in New York. We speak with IBF heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (46-3, 41 KOs) and his challenger, Calvin Brock (29-0, 22 KOs), about their title fight. And we speak with the unbeaten WBC and WIBA super middleweight champion Laila Ali (22-0, 19 KOs), who is also regarded by many observers as being the best female boxer in the world today, who, in her Madison Square Garden debut, fights Shelley Burton (8-2-1, 2 KOs) in a title bout.

    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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