I am not sure where you were on Saturday night, but if you were like me you were watching the ridiculous Elite XC fight on CBS. I wish something better would have been on because all in all, it was a terrible waste of time. But, like many others, I wanted to see Kimbo Slice and the circus that he is. I was also hoping for a few entertaining fights but everything from the fights to the announcing was lame. I am not sure where they found their announcers but this was hopefully the last MMA broadcast they will be doing.
The pre-fight interviews were ridiculous. At one point the female interviewer, not sure of her name, was talking to Gina Carano. She said, “I just know that sometimes women want to open a can.” That coming from her was absolutely hysterical. Reminded me of some early day WWF interviews.
Then when Kimbo, street brawler turned hype machine, came out the announcing took a turn for the worse. Watch the video but let it load for a minute or two. The first 5 minutes are opening announcements and introductions. Listen to the announcer once the fight is over. He labels it the most incredible victory in the history of MMA. This all happens at about the 5:20 mark. Another announcer says, “This is what MMA is all about. If you have a dream and you are willing to step into a cage and fight for your life you can be anything you want.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?
That kind of sealed the deal for me, no more Elite XC fights. It’s UFC or nothing. The other guys simply can’t put the whole event together. I watched the Affliction fight several weeks ago and they kept cutting to Mega Death in between fights. Seriously, Mega Death? Hey guys, stop trying and wasting your millions and my minutes. Send the millions you are wasting to Africa and buy food for people or something.