On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses why combat sports fans should watch the Jay Hieron-Rick Hawn MMA fight at Bellator 43 this Saturday, May 7, on MTV2 instead of the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley boxing pay-per-view.
We also discuss the recent finding that retired NFL star Dave Duerson, who committed suicide in February at age 50, suffered from brain damage caused by the disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). We again raise the issue of the future of combat and contact sports in light of new scientific research into the frightening dangers of repeated head and brain trauma.
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