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Tuesday, Mar 06, 2001

“no Holds Barred” On Eyada Sports,the Week Of March 5-9:


by Eddie Goldman

The purchase of UFC by the new Zuffa company certainly made waves in the world of mixed martial arts, but there may be some new high rollers entering this business very shortly. Find out who they are in the opening segment on Monday’s "No Holds Barred" with a report on who may be coming to our dinner. You just may be very surprised.

Because last week was so busy, with reports and interviews from UFC XXX, King of the Cage 7, and so much more, we still have to catch up with a series of interviews from the previous Saturday’s Vengeance at the Vanderbilt kickboxing and grappling event in Plainview, New York, with mixed martial artists Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, and John Weidler, and rising star kickboxer Tim Lane. So be prepared for this coverage this week.

"No Holds Barred" can be heard every Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 PM New York time (Eastern Time – U.S.), only on eYada.com (http://www.eyada.com).

Now there is an even easier way to listen to all the news and interviews we provide on "No Holds Barred" about mixed martial arts, grappling, boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling. We have a new, direct link that lets you play the show when it is on live, or play the archive after the live show. It is:


Monday, March 5 — The "Voice of the Octagon" Bruce Buffer completed a marathon weekend a week ago, announcing UFC in New Jersey on Feb. 23 and King of the Cage the next day in California. And before he gets too rested up, he will be traveling to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to announce the 2001 Submission Wrestling World Championships, to be held April 11-13. Today Bruce once again shares his unique perspective on the combat sports with us. And Doug Fischer, editor of Houseofboxing.com, also joins us with his regular weekly analysis of the latest in the world of the "Sweet Science," including a ringside review of last Saturday’s upset of Evander Holyfield by John Ruiz, as well as a preview of this Saturday’s Shane Mosley-Shannan Taylor fight.

Tuesday, March 6 — Gene LeBell — martial artist, master instructor, innovator, legend. ‘Nuff said. Get your pink gi’s ready as Gene joins us today. Also, in Arkansas, promoter Danny Dring has been putting on athletic commission-approved mixed martial arts shows under the name of Ringsport. This past November, while continuing to be a promoter (he has shows coming up on March 31 and April 7), Danny was himself appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to the athletic commission. Today Danny discusses this with us.

Wednesday, March 7 — Where, oh where, has Tulsa Lions Den fighter Mikey Burnett been? And when and where will he be fighting next? You can call him by his name today, as he will be our guest. Also, this Saturday, March 10, HOOKnSHOOT will be putting on another card entitled "Quake" in Evansville, Indiana. It will feature a mixed martial arts fight card as well as an eight-man submission wrestling tournament where the winner goes to the 2001 Submission Wrestling World Championships, to be held April 11-13 in Abu Dhabi. Today Miguel Iturrate of Fightworld.com joins us to tell us all about it.

Thursday, March 8 — UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture has been very busy of late, training for a title fight on May 4 against Pedro Rizzo, just having completed a disappointing stint in the Japan’s Rings "King of Kings" tournament, and preparing to accompany longtime training partner Dan Henderson who will be fighting Renzo Gracie at Pride 13 on March 25 in Japan. Today both Randy Couture and Dan Henderson join us to keep us up-to-date with what they have been up to. Also, mixed martial artist Jacen Flynn just scored an upset win over Dean Lister at King of the Cage 7. Today Jacen joins us. And Chris Thomas of DojoTV.com joins us to recap last weekend’s first annual Arnold World Gracie Submission Championships in Columbus, Ohio, part of the annual Arnold Fitness Weekend, as well as share with us what is new on his web site.

Friday, March 9 — Many of us rightly bitch and moan about the distorted or nonexistent coverage in the "mainstream" media of mixed martial arts. Today we speak to two journalists who get it right, and right at ringside. Todd Hester is Editor-in-Chief of "Grappling," a monthly mixed martial arts magazine available on newsstands all across America. Todd was at UFC XXX, and compares it to the first UFC he covered — UFC I. Also, Josh Gross of "Full Contact Fighter" is a familiar face ringside at many events. He will be again be ringside covering the "2 Hot 2 Handle" mixed martial arts and Thai boxing card Sunday, March 18, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and then fly to Japan for Pride 13 in the Saitama Super Arena in Omiya, near Tokyo, on March 25. Both these frequent fliers join us today.

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