On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with American Top Team mixed martial arts fighter and two-time ADCC world champion Jeff Monson
His next fight is Friday, April 1, in the main event at Fight Time 4
. His opponent will be former King of the Cage champion Tony Lopez in a fight to crown the first-ever ISKA heavyweight champion. This card will take place at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It will be available on Fox Sports Net and SunSports FightZone series in Florida, and will also be shown live as an Internet pay-per-view on GoFightLive.
We spoke with Jeff Monson by phone Tuesday afternoon about this fight and a number of important issues in mixed martial arts. He discussed his very active schedule of fights, even as he is now 40 years old. He is a world-class grappler, and we analyzed his continuing improvement as a striker through his training at American Top Team.
We also discussed the absence of health insurance in a sport where the aim is to hurt your opponent, a situation he called "unfathomable". And we examined the need for some type of union or association of fighters, something Jeff believes is "doable" if a proper structure is created and fighters fight in their own interests and stick together.
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