Jeremy Lappen, CEO of the World Fighting Alliance (WFA)!

Written by: Eddie Goldman
2006-07-10

There is a new episode on Eddie Goldman's NO HOLDS BARRED podcast: http://nhbnews.podOmatic.comOn this week's edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Jeremy Lappen, CEO of the World Fighting Alliance (WFA) (http://www.wfa.tv/). They are running a major mixed martial arts card Sat., July 22, at the Forum in Los Angeles and on pay-per-view, headlined by Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson fighting Matt Lindland. Included in this discussion are Jeremy Lappen commenting on the fight card for this event, the WFA's business and media plans to become a major mixed martial arts promotion, and his attitude to other mixed martial arts organizations. Eddie also offers his usual NO HOLDS BARRED commentary on the latest move by the UFC to work with Pride in the wake of that group getting kicked off Fuji TV, a major broadcast network in Japan, following allegations in the Japanese media that Pride is actually owned and run by the yakuza, Japanese organized crime (charges which Pride, of course, denies).Also make sure to check out my weekly boxing show, SecondsOut Radio. This week we discuss Cory Spinks's upset victory over Roman Karmazin and the importance of boxers using the social networking site MySpace.com to help win new and younger fans. We also interviewed Jack Mosley, father and trainer of Shane Mosley, and Danny Smith, trainer of Fernando Vargas, about the Mosley-Vargas rematch coming up this Saturday, July 15. SecondsOut Radio is also free to hear, but you must register to gain access to it, at http://www.secondsout.com/radio.And check out my articles on the ADCC News at http://news.adcombat.com. Featured among them is 'UFC vs. Boxing: Fool Me Once ....' This article comments on this past Saturday's UFC fiasco and compares it to the Spinks-Karmazin fight held at the same time.Also, NO HOLDS BARRED is now available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1508015....The NO HOLDS BARRED show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.