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No Holds Barred with Eddie Goldman, who is widely known as the "conscience of combat sports", the "godfather of MMA media", and "the voice of catch wrestling", covers all the major combat sports, including wrestling, mixed martial arts, grappling, and boxing. It is called No Holds Barred because the show is dedicated only to telling the truth.

No Holds Barred with Eddie Goldman, who is widely known as the "conscience of combat sports", the "godfather of MMA media", and "the voice of catch wrestling", covers all the major combat sports, including wrestling, mixed martial arts, grappling, and boxing. It is called No Holds Barred because the show is dedicated only to telling the truth.
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No Holds Barred with Eddie Goldman, who is widely known as the "conscience of combat sports", the "godfather of MMA media", and "the voice of catch wrestling", covers all the major combat sports, including wrestling, mixed martial arts, grappling, and boxing. It is called No Holds Barred because the show is dedicated only to telling the truth.

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English


Episodes

No Holds Barred: Naoya Inoue, Terence Crawford, and Life After HBO

10/11/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the recent fights of top ten pound-for-pound fighters Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford, who both formerly fought on HBO in the U.S., as well as the critical success of the World Boxing Super Series. Also previewed is Crawford's next fight, on October 13 against Jose Benavidez Jr., which will air on ESPN in the U.S. We spoke with Crawford on last week's media conference call. (Photo of Naoya Inoue knockout of Juan Carlos Payano...

Duration:00:22:48

No Holds Barred: Anthony Joshua on Fighting Alexander Povetkin

9/20/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents a two-part, multimedia show and analysis. The written part of the show has an analysis of the Canelo-Golovkin rematch, the emergence of DAZN in the U.S., the PBC deals with Showtime and Fox, the international stardom of Anthony Joshua, and more. It can be read on the No Holds Barred site here. The PodOmatic Podcast Player app is available for free, both for Android at Google Play, and for iOS on the App Store. The No Holds...

Duration:00:05:20

No Holds Barred: Declan Hill on Sports Gambling and the Fight for Sports Integrity in the U.S.

9/16/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with investigative journalist, academic, consultant, and expert on match-fixing and corruption in international sports, Declan Hill. He has just started a new teaching position as an associate professor in the Investigations Department at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. This unique position, which he calls a "professor of...

Duration:00:43:37

No Holds Barred: Raul Ramirez on Catch Wrestling in Singapore and Asia

9/12/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance. We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. This week he will be traveling to Singapore to conduct seminars on the takedowns and submissions of catch wrestling, and also sanda. The submission series seminar is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, and the takedown series seminar for Saturday, September 23. Details can be gotten from the Kapap Academy Singapore. Organizing such...

Duration:00:24:07

No Holds Barred: Qin Yunquan on Self-Defense and Catch Wrestling in Singapore and Asia

9/5/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist and catch wrestler Qin Yunquan, who is the CEO, co-founder, and chief instructor for women's and children's self-defense at the Kapap Academy Singapore. We spoke with her by Skype Tuesday. The activities of Qin Yunquan, particularly in the area of teaching self-defense, have been getting widespread coverage in the Asian mainstream media, which reaches an enormous number of people on that continent and...

Duration:00:32:03

No Holds Barred: The Isaac Dogboe Days of Summer

8/28/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the sensational performance by Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe, who made the first successful defense of his WBO 122-pound belt this past Saturday with a first-round TKO of Hidenori Otake, who had never been stopped before. Now with a record of 20-0 with 14 KOs, including three knockout wins this year alone, and an appealing aggressive style, and a bubbling personality, the 23-year-old Dogboe should be one of boxing's stars by now....

Duration:00:12:41

No Holds Barred: Fury vs. Wilder, Battle of the Unbeaten and Overrated

8/23/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the return to the ring of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who easily outpointed journeyman Francesco Pianeta this past Saturday at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Right after the fight, as expected, it was announced that he would be fighting WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder at an unspecified date and location later this year. Discussed are Fury's comeback so far, how such a fight with Wilder might look,...

Duration:00:19:36

No Holds Barred: Curran Jacobs, the Giant Slayer

8/1/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with catch wrestler Curran "The Giant Slayer" Jacobs. On July 14, Curran Jacobs competed in the eight-man Snake Pit USA catch wrestling tournament in Hamilton, New Jersey. Facing three talented and heavier opponents in three grueling matches, he defeated Johnny Buck, then Erik Hammer, and lastly Brandon Ruiz in the finals, all by rear naked choke submission. He wrestled about an hour and a half that night, with only 10-...

Duration:00:41:50

No Holds Barred: Renzo Gracie on Fighting at Age 51

7/25/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie. Although he is now 51 years old, Renzo Gracie is still fighting. His next competition will be an MMA fight against another veteran, Yuki Kondo of Japan. This will take place on the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS card put on by ONE Championship, on Friday, July 27, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila, Philippines. ONE: REIGN OF KINGS will be shown on many TV networks around...

Duration:00:26:04

No Holds Barred: Joshua-Povetkin on DAZN, Katie Taylor, Kristal Hart

7/24/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Katie Taylor, and our media colleague Kristal Hart of the "Kristal Hart Show" at last Tuesday's New York media event announcing the U.S. debut of the streaming service DAZN. The 28-year-old unified heavyweight champion Joshua from the U.K., with a record of 21-0 with 20 KOs, fights Povetkin September 22 in London on a card shown in the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office and in the U.S. as the...

Duration:00:33:15

No Holds Barred: Scott Coker on DAZN and Bellator

7/22/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Scott Coker, president of Bellator MMA. We spoke with him at the media event announcing the U.S. debut of the streaming service DAZN, which took place in New York Tuesday. Bellator will provide an important part of DAZN's programming, which in the U.S. at first will feature the combat sports of boxing and MMA. With DAZN launching September 10, their first live show will be on September 22, and headlined by the heavyweight...

Duration:00:18:16

No Holds Barred: James Rushton of DAZN, U.S. Media Launch Analyzed

7/18/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with James Rushton, the CEO of the DAZN sports streaming media company. This week it was announced that DAZN, which is already in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, and Canada, and will soon launch in Italy, would be starting its OTT (over-the-top) streaming service in the U.S. on September 10. The first live offering will be the September 22 card headlined by the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander...

Duration:00:22:16

No Holds Barred: Raul Ramirez on Frank Gotch Tournament, Strength and Conditioning, and Catch Wrestling

7/7/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance. We spoke with him by phone Friday. There is a lot happening in the coming weeks in catch wrestling, including a tribute to Joe Stecher, who was a world heavyweight wrestling champion in the days before professional catch wrestling ceased to be a sport. This event is called "Joe Stecher Days" and takes place July 14-15 in the village of Dodge, Nebraska, Stecher's...

Duration:00:47:18

No Holds Barred: Spence's Massacre, Crawford's Exile, and the Welterweights

6/20/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr.'s one-round massacre on June 16 of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo, the potential for a unification fight with WBO champ Terence Crawford, how boxing's fragmented promotional structure is holding back such a highly desirable fight, and much, much more. (Photo of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo by Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions.) The PodOmatic Podcast Player app is available for...

Duration:00:20:05

No Holds Barred: The Differing Fates of Tyson Fury, Leo Santa Cruz, and Terence Crawford

6/13/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the victories Saturday, June 9, by heavyweight Tyson Fury, welterweight Terence Crawford, and featherweight Leo Santa Cruz. But what happened in these fights meant different things for these fighters and for their fates and futures. That is what is explored and analyzed, as well as who gained and lost what from these fights, and what should be next for each of them. (Photo of Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares from Stephanie...

Duration:00:19:27

No Holds Barred: Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, The Rematch

6/8/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, who have their long-awaited rematch Saturday, June 9, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In their first fight, on August 29, 2015, also in the same building, Santa Cruz, who won by majority decision, and Mares threw a total of over 2000 punches. This rematch will also be contested at featherweight. It will be shown live in the U.S. on Showtime. We spoke with both Leo Santa Cruz and Abner...

Duration:00:17:40

No Holds Barred: Mike Chapman on the Future of Catch Wrestling, Joe Stecher Days, Bill Smith Passing, Media Projects, and Retiring

5/25/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with wrestling historian and author Mike Chapman. We spoke with him by phone Thursday. With two important catch wrestling tournaments scheduled for July and August, there appears to be some life left in this latest but small and struggling incarnation of catch wrestling. However, as we discussed, much, much more needs to be done, and very soon. "I just hope that somebody out there will say, 'Catch wrestling is a cultural...

Duration:00:58:05

No Holds Barred: Curran Jacobs Returns to the Mat

5/19/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with the captain of the 2011 Michigan State University wrestling team and current undefeated catch wrestler, Curran Jacobs. We spoke with him by phone Thursday. After recently graduating from Michigan State University with a master's degree in acting, Curran Jacobs will be returning to the mat to compete in several events. First up will be an eight-man catch wrestling tournament on July 14 organized by the Snake Pit...

Duration:00:27:25

No Holds Barred: The Incomparable Dr. Margaret Goodman

5/15/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Dr. Margaret Goodman, a neurologist, the former chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the president and board chairman of VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. We spoke with her Saturday in New York. "The best aspect of what VADA has accomplished is education," she said. "The fans are much more educated. I think the fighters are getting much more educated, and asking...

Duration:00:37:43

No Holds Barred: Eddie Hearn, Big Baby Miller, Simon Denyer, Kristal Hart, Boxing's Billion Dollar Deal

5/11/2018
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the new deal reported to be for one billion U.S. dollars between Matchroom Boxing and the Perform Group, the parent company of the sports streaming service DAZN. 32 Matchroom shows will be streamed live in the U.S. exclusively on DAZN, beginning in September. They claim this will change boxing in the U.S. and around the world. But can it succeed? The kickoff event for this new venture took place Thursday in New York. To discuss...

Duration:00:47:32