No Holds Barred: A Round of the Year, Another Contract Dispute, and Upsets on the Mat
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reviews the fight and round of the year candidate between James Kirkland and Alfredo Angulo. Also discussed are the fights between Guillermo Jones and Mike Marrone, Lucian Bute and Glen Johnson, Peter Quillin and Craig McEwan, and rising star Pier-Olivier Côté and Jorge Teron. And we explain why the upcoming pay-per-view between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is not worth it.
The MMA world is paying close attention to the allegations by heavyweight star Alistair Overeem against his former management of Golden Glory. These were explained in a video on his web site, TheReem.com. The implications of these allegations are that MMA fighters must be afforded the same protections as boxers in the U.S. have under the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, and we explain why.
Bellator will be having two tournament championship fights this Saturday, November 12, and there is a full slate of college wrestling on tap for the coming weekend. We also discuss the upset losses on Sunday by Iowa State to Army and Boston University, and some of the obstacles facing college wrestling amidst the growing turmoil and reshuffling of conferences in the college sports world.
And we open with get well wishes to Smokin' Joe Frazier, who is suffering from liver cancer.
The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by Ian Carpenter.
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