No Holds Barred: Bob Carson on Affliction’s Demise and UFC Deal

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with our correspondent Bob Carson. Bob is also the host of the Carson’s Corner podcast (

In a lengthy discussion, we focus on the cancellation of the August 1 Affliction mixed martial arts pay-per-view, the subsequent collapse of the Affliction mixed martial arts promotion, the renewal of an Affliction Clothing-UFC deal, and the implications of these developments. As usual, we stand up for the rights of the fighters, and take a highly critical view of the machinations of these promotions and the direction they have taken mixed martial arts in America.

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