Thread: EliteXC - Douchebag of the Month
10/08/2008 3:53pm, #21Originally Posted by nifoc
There is also the fact that women's mma needs Elite to become more mainstreamed.
I don't care for a lot about Elite, or the UFC. I didn't care for a lot that Pride did either.
10/08/2008 4:11pm, #22
10/08/2008 7:14pm, #23
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If Kimbo is seriuos about becoming a fighter, than this will be good for him. no fighter so inexperienced should be headlining major shows already, and the only way they can do that is for hime to have matchups that are f'n stupid. If would be GREAT for his development as a fighter to do smaller shows against other rookie HW's. He's already made a ton of cash, so he doesn't have to worry about paying the bills while he trains, which is a HUGE advantage over the vast majority of fighters with his experience.
Kimbo: the greatest strikier in MMA? Not even close.
Kimbo: doin the best he can with what he's given? F'n A.
10/08/2008 7:32pm, #24
You know, Chuck Liddell talks, in his book, about similar things happening in the UFC in the early days. He said that the promoters would come up to him before the fight and tell him that everyone wants to see it standing up and would give money incentives for it.
They only recently started giving extra money for the submission of the night.
10/09/2008 12:00pm, #25
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats
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I don't mind giving awards for KO of the night, just keep it all above board. Shady bullshit will be the downfall of MMA.
10/09/2008 12:05pm, #26Originally Posted by Phrost
That's how you're gonna beat 'em, Butch. They keep underestimating you.
10/09/2008 12:43pm, #27
I was really annoyed by the stand-up in Arlovski vs. that tubby guy. Side control and trying to finish Arlovski with a straight armlock (or whatever its name is) and they stand the fight up. That definitely won the most biased judge intervention of the night.Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
10/10/2008 12:48pm, #28
I'd like to throw in my two cents for the mismatches they threw to Cung Le, especially his first two fights. If I'm not mistaken, Mike Altman and Brian Warren were fighters Cung Le had already defeated in San Shou matches. That and the suspicious lack of desire for most of his opponents to try and take him down... I must suspect something's going on there. Who would stand in MMA with someone who's already beaten you in a kickboxing match.
10/11/2008 3:39pm, #29Originally Posted by Slindsay
Also, did the Radach/Rua fight look weird to anyone besides me? I swear to God I saw them bang heads and fall on their keisters not once but twice, and the rest of the fight they looked (understandably) rocked and wobbled.
10/12/2008 12:44pm, #30Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli