No Holds Barred: John Perretti Critiques Strikeforce Miami

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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speakswith our colleague and senior correspondent John Perretti about the highly disappointingStrikeforce mixed martial arts card, held January 30 in Sunrise, Florida, andtelevised in the U.S. on Showtime.

In a blistering interview, we discuss why this card epitomizes how not to run amixed martial arts promotion. We target the selection of many of the fighterswho were highlighted on this televised card, the lack of quality matchmaking,the often poor technique, the atrocious announcing, the horrible refereeing,the absence of submission attempts, the weak chins of so many fighters in mixedmartial arts, the failure to develop new fighters, the related shortcut ofbringing in competitors for so-called entertainment value, the continued misuseof the Internet by the suits running this organization, and more.

Despite some impressive performances by a few of the fighters, overall thiscard is indicative of “the devolution of mixed martial arts,” statedJohn Perretti. You can hear just how and why on No Holds Barred.

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