Eddie is the host and producer of the international No Holds Barred podcast. He produces the No Holds Barred blog. He is senior contributing editor at the ADCC News.
In 2008, Eddie was presented by Gladiator Magazine with its first-ever Lifetime Journalism Achievement Award, and named the "Conscience of the Combat Sports".
He has been an editor and writer for BoxingRanks.com, MaxBoxing.com, TheSweetScience.com, Penthouse, TapouT Magazine, MMA Worldwide, the Extreme Fighting web site, Grappling, GrappleGnostic, Gracie Magazine, Wrestling International Newsmagazine, FIGHT! Magazine, Inside Kung Fu, Full Contact Fighter, Vale Tudo News, Tapout.com, Roundcardgirlz.com, and numerous other publications and web sites.
He was narrator in the film "The Smashing Machine". He was host of the daily sports talk show "No Holds Barred" on eYada.com, host and producer of "SecondsOut Radio" on SecondsOut.com, host and producer of "Knockout Radio" on MaxBoxing.com, and co-host and co-producer of "Light Show" on WBAI-FM. He was color commentator and analyst for IFC mixed martial arts and USKBA kickboxing TV broadcasts and videos.
Grappling Magazine was voted 2002 Wrestling Publication of the Year by the National Wrestling Media Association. He was vice-president of the National Wrestling Media Association, 2003-5. He was voted 2000 Journalist of the Year by the readers of Grapplersworld.com. He won third place for Boxing Event Coverage in Boxing Writers Association of America's 2003 Barney Awards for excellence in boxing journalism. He also was a member of USA Wrestling's panel of international wrestling journalists, and has finished first in its annual predictions poll for gold medal winners at the World Wrestling Championships and Olympic Games several times.
Eddie is a member of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO.
He wrestled in high school, graduated Columbia with a history major and philosophy minor, and did graduate work in magazine publishing at NYU. He lives in Manhattan.
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Here is what influential people in the combat sports are saying about Eddie Goldman and No Holds Barred:
"Eddie Goldman is the original mixed martial arts journalist, and an activist and historian whose ground-breaking coverage of the combat sports, combined with his political, social, and cultural criticism, has earned him the respect and love of people all around the world, and the ire of the corrupt. He is the hurdle that one must navigate if they choose to rewrite history. His intolerance for lies is legendary. He remains an outspoken proponent of justice in sports." - John Perretti, legendary martial artist and matchmaker
"The best show on Internet radio, about MMA, submission wrestling, everything." – Kid Peligro, ADCC News
"He's an icon of our sport. He's the guy who puts our sport out there and pushes us to a different level in terms of information and news. So don't miss what he has to say." - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie
"One of the good guys and a damn fine writer, Eddie Goldman...Eddie is a veteran in the game and one of the few brave souls in the industry willing to risk being blacklisted in order to bring you the truth." - Paul Magno, editor, The Boxing Tribune
"The voice of catch wrestling." – Mike Chapman, wrestling author and historian
"The best." – Frank Shamrock, legendary MMA fighter
"The best." – Big John McCarthy, legendary MMA referee
"Thinking man's journalist of combat sport = Eddie Goldman. Follow to understand the very dirty combat sports world." – Declan Hill, investigative journalist and academic"Eddie Goldman is my favorite journalist—period. Eddie is the Howard Cosell of the game." – Adisa Banjoko, author of Lyrical Swords Vol. 1: Hip Hop and Politics in the Mix, and Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion
"A great job online. You do the best job. All your writing is beautiful. It's where the old newspapers were." – Joey Reynolds, radio legend
"Eddie Goldman is the man who started to broadcast on the Internet, the man who was one of the reporters to start to believe in the sport. I'm proud to have 10-15 years to talk to you, and you're still in the business. Don't matter the new guys coming, but the old guys are still in the place." – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend Wallid Ismail
"The best place on the air to find out all your combat sports news." - Stephen Koepfer, president of American Sambo Association and head coach at New York Combat Sambo
"You could talk to the next ten fight gamers you meet and not get the same kind of unapologetic depth that you get when you get an Eddie Goldman." – Eugene Robinson, in acclaimed book Fight
"MMA's most learned scholar." – Carson's Corner
"If you want to know about boxing, MMA, and all combat sports, this is the place to be, and it's the only place to be. The most knowledgeable guy in the business, and the hardest working. Promoters and editors should be begging for his services." – Charles Farrell, award-winning boxing writer and musician
"Eddie Goldman, a classic New Yorker whose knowledge of all combat sports is without parallel." – L. Jon Wertheim, in Blood in the Cage
"The Dean of Fight Sports Radio." – The Boxing Truth Radio
"The Dean of Boxing Internet Radio Eddie Goldman." – BoxingConfidential.com
"The godfather of MMA media." – Maximum Fighting Championship
"The godfather of MMA media." – Crooklyn, of TapouT Radio
"The Internet king." – Don King, the king of boxing promoters
"The conscience of wrestling." - Scott Casber, Takedown Wrestling Radio
"One of the most respected journalists in MMA." – MMAPayout.com
"The Smithsonian of combat sports." – "The Fight Nerd" Matthew Kaplowitz
"Eddie Goldman - the OG of Combat Sports journalism." - Rabbit-Punch.net
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