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Monday, July 30, 2007

NO HOLDS BARRED: Savant Young, Ken Yasuda, Renzo Gracie, Ben Rothwell, Bas Rutten 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman continues the preview of the 2007 International Fight League (IFL) World Championship Semifinals, which will be held this Thursday, Aug. 2, at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. On that card, the Tokyo Sabres face the New York Pitbulls, while the defending team champion Quad City Silverbacks take on the Los Angeles Anacondas.

    The IFL held a prefight news conference Monday, July 30, at the legendary Gallagher’s Steak House in Manhattan. At that event, we spoke with 155-pound fighter Savant Young of the Tokyo Sabres, Coach Ken Yasuda of the Tokyo Sabres, Coach Renzo Gracie of the New York Pitbulls, heavyweight Ben Rothwell of the Quad City Silverbacks, and IFL spokesman Bas Rutten. We discussed the semifinals and, as usual on NO HOLDS BARRED, a lot more about them, the IFL, and their teams.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    Sunday, July 29, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Rafael Marquez, Israel Vazquez, David Diaz 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman previews the two major fights scheduled at different venues and on competing US television networks this coming Saturday, August 4.

    On that date, WBC super bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez (37-3, 33 KOs) makes the first defense of his title against the man from whom he won it this past March, Israel Vazquez (41-4, 31 KOs). In their first fight, a likely fight of the year candidate, Marquez, earning his first title at 122 after successfully campaigning at bantamweight for years, won by TKO at the end of the seventh round when Vazquez could not continue due to a broken nose. This rematch, the first fight back for both men, takes place at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, and will be shown live in the US on Showtime.

    Also on August 4, Mexican legend Erik Morales (48-5, 34 KOs) goes up to lightweight as he tries to earn a title in his fourth weight class by taking on WBC lightweight champ David Diaz (32-1-1, 17 KOs) at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL., near Chicago, and on HBO Pay-Per-View in the US. The veteran Morales, though, has lost his last three fights and four of his last five (including his only one at lightweight, a decision against Zahir Raheem in 2005). For Diaz, this will be the first defense of his belt, which he won as an interim title last August by scoring a come-from-behind tenth-round TKO over Jose Armando Santa Cruz.

    We spoke with Rafael Marquez, Israel Vazquez, and David Diaz on a series of media teleconference calls to get their views on what to expect August 4.

    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 27, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Renzo Gracie on Naturalism, Kurt Otto on IFL Plans 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman begins by discussing the relevance of recent events regarding doping in the sports world for the combat sports. Also raised is the need for a summit to address the rampant dope-cheating in the drug-soaked sport of mixed martial arts.

    We next speak with mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Renzo Gracie. We discuss his family's philosophy of naturalism and how that stands in opposition to the current prevailing drug culture.

    We also speak with Kurt Otto, the co-founder and commissioner of the International Fight League (IFL). We discuss the IFL's plans for a Grand Prix tournament to crown individual champions in five weight classes, and other issues. We also discuss his announcement that the IFL will begin taking its own anti-doping measures next season.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here and just press the play button on the player.

    You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player.

    Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is available
    through iTunes.

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

    If you want to leave a comment on the show, you can do so on this blog.

    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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

    Gladiator Challenge, shaking up the mixed martial arts world since 1999, and now with 30 shows per year. For more news and info, check out their web site, GladiatorChallenge.com.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    Monday, July 23, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Thomas Hauser on Hopkins-Wright 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman speaks at length with the award-winning writer Thomas Hauser of SecondsOut.com about the July 21 light heavyweight fight between Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright. He covered this fight, won by Hopkins by a unanimous decision, from ringside in Las Vegas. We discuss the fight itself, the decision, what this victory by the 42-year-old Hopkins means, the Hopkins-Wright weigh-in brawl, the main undercard fights, and more.

    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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    Saturday, July 21, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: How to Fight the Dope Cheats 


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  • On this special edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman discusses the latest series of dope cheating scandals in mixed martial arts, the pros and cons of the CBS Sportsline article by Zach Arnold called "Steroids, street drugs a problem in MMA, too", and the need for all those who oppose doping to support the efforts of the World Anti-Doping Agency and push for universal adoption of its policies.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    Thursday, July 19, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Pat Miletich, Shawn Tompkins, Kurt Otto, Chris Thomas on IFL Anacondas-Silverbacks Semifinals 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman previews the 2007 International Fight League (IFL) World Championship semifinals, which take place Thursday, August 2, at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. On that show, the top-seeded Los Angeles Anacondas (3-0) meet the defending team champions, the Quad Cities Silverbacks (2-1), and the second-seeded New York Pitbulls (3-0) face the third-seeded Tokyo Sabres (3-0). This week we focus on the Anacondas-Silverbacks match-up.

    We also begin to introduce this week our new network of correspondents for NO HOLDS BARRED. We will be having regular discussions and commentaries with a number of the top journalists and analysts in the combat sports.

    Our correspondents include Charles Farrell, the award-winning boxing writer and accomplished jazz musician; Todd Hester, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Gladiator Magazine; Kid Peligro, a senior editor of the ADCC News; Keisha Morrisey of Bloodline Boxing Entertainment; veteran wrestling journalist Bob Mayeri; and Chris Thomas, a veteran of both the traditional martial arts and the mixed martial arts.

    The IFL held a media teleconference call Wednesday to preview the Anacondas-Silverbacks match-up. On that call, we spoke with Shawn Tompkins, coach of the Anacondas, and Pat Miletich, coach of the Silverbacks. We also spoke on that call with IFL commissioner and co-founder Kurt Otto.

    Plus, we had a lengthy discussion and breakdown of the Anacondas-Silverbacks meet with our NO HOLDS BARRED correspondent, Chris Thomas, who also will be covering this event live.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    Monday, July 16, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Gomez, Cintron, Hopkins-Wright, Dundee, De La Hoya, Steward, Roach, Birmingham, Malignaggi, Ravelo 

    SecondsOut Radio: Alfonso Gomez, Kermit Cintron, Bernard Hopkins, Winky Wright, Angelo Dundee, Oscar De La Hoya, Emanuel Steward, Freddie Roach, Dan Birmingham, Paulie Malignaggi, Jerson Ravelo

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  • On this week's star-studded edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman reviews the card held Saturday, July 14, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and previews this coming Saturday's showdown between Bernard Hopkins and Winky Wright in Las Vegas.

    In Atlantic City right after his fight, we spoke with welterweight Alfonso Gomez (17-3-2, 8 KOs), who earned the biggest win of his career by stopping Arturo Gatti (40-9, 31 KOs) in the seventh round. After that fight, Gatti announced his retirement.

    We also spoke with IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (28-1, 26 KOs), who scored an impressive second-round knockout of challenger Walter Matthysse (26-2, 25 KOs, 1 NC) that kept the Atlantic City crowd buzzing for many minutes afterwards. We spoke with Emanuel Steward, who trains Cintron. And we spoke with legendary trainer Angelo Dundee, who was in attendance at this card, about the state of boxing, as well as IBF 140-pound champion Paulie Malignaggi and super middleweight prospect Jerson Ravelo, who both also attended this event.

    This coming Saturday, July 21, two of boxing's pound-for-pound best face each other for the first time, as light heavyweight king Bernard Hopkins (47-4-1, 32 KOs) fights Winky Wright (51-3-1, 25 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, and on HBO Pay-Per-View in the US.

    We spoke with both Hopkins and Wright twice, first at the kickoff news conference in New York in May, and last week on media teleconference calls. We also spoke with Freddie Roach, who trains Hopkins, and Dan Birmingham, who trains Wright, as well as promoter Oscar De La Hoya about this fight.

    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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    Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Arturo Gatti, Alfonso Gomez, Kermit Cintron, Emanuel Steward 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman previews the boxing card scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 14, at what is expected to be a sold-out Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    On that card, the ever-popular former world champion Arturo Gatti (40-8, 31 KOs) faces Alfonso Gomez (16-3-2, 7 KOs), and IBF welterweight champ Kermit Cintron (27-1, 25 KOs) defends his title against Walter Matthysse (26-1, 25 KOs, 1 NC). We spoke with Arturo Gatti and Alfonso Gomez at a New York news conference Wednesday about their fight.

    We also spoke with Kermit Cintron about his fight as well as whether he actually plans to fight in mixed martial arts as had been recently reported. And we spoke with trainer Emanuel Steward, who trains Cintron, about his fight, as well as this past Saturday's win by IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, whom he also trains, over Lamon Brewster by TKO at the end of the sixth round in Germany.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    Monday, July 09, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Kurt Otto on the State of the IFL 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Kurt Otto, the co-founder and commissioner of the International Fight League (IFL).

    Among the topics discussed are the overall state of the IFL; their coverage in the media; their financial situation; the team format and their business model; prospects for their upcoming semifinals on August 2 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, and their finals on Sept. 20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL; plans for an IFL Grand Prix event to crown individual champions in five weight classes; a proposal to have those five champions face a team of fighters from another mixed martial arts company; recent changes in their television production; plans for the 2008 season; and what might have been done differently this past year.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    SecondsOut Radio: Alcine, Gatti, Margarito, Williams, King, Jones, Hanshaw, Perez, Gomez, Couser 

    SecondsOut Radio: Joachim Alcine, Arturo Gatti, Antonio Margarito, Paul Williams, Don King, Roy Jones, Anthony Hanshaw, Luis Perez, Alfonso Gomez, Cliff Couser

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman begins by reviewing one of the best fight cards of the year. Called "Fistic Fireworks", this event was held Saturday, July 7, at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and featured four upsets in eight bouts, including two in its three title fights.

    On that card, Joachim Alcine (29-0, 18 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, captured the WBA super welterweight title by upsetting the previously-unbeaten Travis Simms (25-1, 19 KOs) of nearby Norwalk, Connecticut, with a unanimous decision. We spoke with the new champion, Joachim Alcine, after his victory.

    Also on that card, Luis Perez (25-1, 16 KOs) won the vacant IBF bantamweight title by scoring a seventh-round TKO over Genaro Garcia (35-6, 20 KOs). We spoke with Luis Perez after his win. Also on the undercard, veteran heavyweight Cliff Couser (26-12-2, 14 KOs) upset recent heavyweight title contender Monte Barrett (31-6, 17 KOs) with a second-round TKO. We also spoke with Cliff Couser after his fight.

    This card also included the memorable one-punch knockout by Nonito Donaire (18-1, 10 KOs) of another previously-undefeated fighter, Vic Darchinyan (28-1, 22 KOs), to win the IBF flyweight title in yet another upset.

    The impresario for this night of the unexpected was promoter Don King. We spoke with him to get his typically understated reaction to the night's in-ring fireworks.

    This coming weekend will also see more boxing action.

    At Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, former world champion Arturo Gatti (40-8, 31 KOs) faces Alfonso Gomez (16-3-2, 7 KOs), and IBF welterweight champ Kermit Cintron (27-1, 25 KOs) defends his title against Walter Matthysse (26-1, 25 KOs, 1 NC). Also on July 14, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito (34-4, 1 NC, 24 KOs) defends his title against the undefeated challenger, Paul Williams (32-0, 24 KOs). The Gatti-Gomez, Cintron-Matthysse, and Margarito-Williams fights will all be shown live in the US on HBO.

    We got a chance to speak with Arturo Gatti, Alfonso Gomez, Antonio Margarito, and Paul Williams on a series of media teleconference calls.

    Also on July 14, the 38-year-old former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr. (50-4, 38 KOs) continues his quest to return to his old form by taking on the undefeated Anthony Hanshaw (21-0-1, 14 KOs) on a pay-per-view card from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. We spoke with both Roy Jones Jr. and Anthony Hanshaw on another media teleconference call.

    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 06, 2007

    NO HOLDS BARRED: Mixed Martial Arts and the Chris Benoit Tragedy 


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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman discusses the meaning of the Chris Benoit tragedy and the self-destructive path taken by pro "wrestling" for real combat sports such as mixed martial arts. Among the issues raised are rampant doping, regulation, and the current direction of most of the mixed martial arts business. As usual, this commentary is No Holds Barred.

    To listen to NO HOLDS BARRED, click here or here or here and just press the play button on the player. (Please note that if one of these sites has a technical problem, please use another one.) You can also listen to it through this blog and my MySpace page, also by pressing the play button on the player. (And if the player does not display the latest episode, please go directly 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 to check your local listings for dates and times. You can also catch the IFL's newest show, "IFL Battleground", every Monday night on MyNetworkTV. An encore presentation will run each Saturday night. Check out the IFL web site, ifl.tv, for a listing of IFL live events and their TV schedule.

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

    Gladiator Magazine, for in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at any major bookstore and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.

    FightBeat.com, for news, results, interviews, and free exclusive videos from the worlds of boxing and mixed martial arts.

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    Sunday, July 01, 2007

    SecondsOut Radio: Wladimir Klitschko, Lamon Brewster, Travis Simms, Joachim Alcine, Vic Darchinyan, Nonito Donaire 

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  • On this week's edition of SecondsOut Radio, host Eddie Goldman previews the major fights scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 7, and discusses some recent developments in the heavyweight division.

    On July 7, in Cologne, Germany, IBF heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko (48-3, 43 KOs) will have a rematch with the last fighter to defeat him, Lamon Brewster (33-3, 29 KOs). When these two first fought, on April 10, 2004, Brewster won by a TKO at the end of the fifth round. Since then, Klitschko has won six straight fights, including four by TKO.

    That fight will be screened in most countries as a live Internet pay-per-view on SecondsOut.com. (The Internet pay-per-view will not be available in North America, Germany, and Russia.)

    We spoke with Wladimir Klitschko, Lamon Brewster, and Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions about this fight on an international media teleconference call.

    On that same day, July 7, the unbeaten WBA super welterweight champion Travis Simms (25-0, 19 KOs) will defend his title against another unbeaten fighter, Joachim Alcine (28-0, 18 KOs). This fight headlines a card at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut, not far from Simms's hometown of Norwalk, Connecticut. It will be shown live in the US on Showtime, and is promoted by Don King Productions.

    Also on that card, the exciting and undefeated IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (28-0, 22 KOs) will take on challenger Nonito Donaire (17-1, 10 KOs).

    We spoke with the outspoken Travis Simms, Joachim Alcine, Vic Darchinyan, and Nonito Donaire on media teleconference calls to discuss their fights.

    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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